We Forgot About the Italians!! The Negroni

We all know a certain “holiday” is tomorrow, however I grew up in a predominantly Italian-American neighborhood (I even speak Italian, albeit I’m pretty rusty now, but I did study it for 7 years and can basically read it still) and two days before after St. Patrick’s day is St. Joseph’s Day. Now, as I have been without religion going on almost 20 years, I really don’t know (remember) much about the man, or what the holiday is about, not unlike St. Patrick as well (snakes and stuff, right?), but since I know that the 19th was another “holiday” or saint’s day or… there’s a lot of specific information that is becoming increasingly apparent to myself, and to you, that I am oblivious of… anyways, let’s make a drink to commemorate the oft-overlooked saint with a classic “Italian” (I’m sure this is disputed somewhere) drink, the Negroni. Hey, this means TWO celebratory reasons to drink this week. You’re welcome.

1 oz Campari
1 oz Gin
1 oz Sweet Vermouth

orange slice for garnish

In a rocks glass with ice combine all 3 ingredients. Garnish with the orange slice. Salute!

2 Responses to “We Forgot About the Italians!! The Negroni”

  1. Is it sad that I just remember St. Joseph’s day as an excuse not to wear a uniform to school, wear red instead, and eat zeppoles?

    I’ll have to make this tomorrow and drink one (or 3) as I eat a zeppole. Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

  2. Ahhh… zeppole. I think I’ve complained on numerous times that it is impossible to find a good one here on the west coast.

    Negroni go down easy for me.. I really like the bitterness of the drink. I just need to find other recipes now to make with the bottle of Campari I have here.

    And totally not sad at all! Any excuse not to wear a uniform was welcomed back in the day.


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