Monday, January 9, 2012
Toscana and the Perfect Negroni
By its lonesome, I'd only consider using Campari to sterilize combs. But with the right blend of ingredients, Campari can be tamed and used to subtly enhance the company it shares a glass with. A traditional Negroni is made with Campari, sweet vermouth, gin, and a lemon twist. This version included a little sugar and soda which in my mind are now mandatory components.
Our bartender took such care while making my drink...I'm certain he spent five minutes putting it all together. When he set it down he said in his Italian accent, "I just love when people order this drink," and stood nearby while I tasted it to ask what I thought. I think he knew what I'd say. "It's perfect."
Toscana Restaurant - Brentwood
11633 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049