Free Downloads
The Negroni: Drinking To La Dolce Vita, With Recipes & Lore

A history of one of the world's most iconic cocktails--originally an Italian aperitivo, but now a staple of craft bar programs everywhere--with 60 recipes for variations and contemporary updates.      The Negroni is one of the simplest and most elegant drink formulas around: combine one part gin, one part sweet vermouth, and one part Campari, then stir and serve over ice. This bitter, sweet, and smooth drink has inspired countless variations as well as legions of diehard aficionados. In The Negroni, Gary Regan--barman extraordinaire and author of the iconic book The Joy of Mixology--delves into the drink's fun, fascinating history (its origin story is still debated, with battling Italian noblemen laying claim) and provides techniques for modern updates (barrel aging and carbonation among them). Sixty delightfully varied and uniformly tasty recipes round out this spirited collection, which is a must-have for any true cocktail enthusiast.

Hardcover: 176 pages

Publisher: Ten Speed Press (May 5, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1607747790

ISBN-13: 978-1607747796

Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #84,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #71 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Beverages & Wine > Cocktails & Mixed Drinks #105 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Beverages & Wine > Wine & Spirits > Spirits #122 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Cooking Education & Reference > History

"I've a passion for all things bitter- save for the odd ex-girlfriend."Cocktail making is an elusive art, especially for a girl whose idea of drinking in college was Mike's Hard Lemonade and wine bottles with pictures of 2015, and it's time to adult.Gary "Gaz" Regan, well known expert bartender, the Julia Child of booze, authors this little treat of a book, which outlines the history of the Negroni cocktail, along with an assortment of drink recipes. Equal part gin, vermouth (sweet), and Campari, this is a cocktail in a world of its own. I was glad to try a drink with an unexpected bite to it, similar to trying wasabi for the first time. Regan not only serves up multiple recipes, he explores the deep history of the Negroni's inception, and the impact it's made around the world.I loved the alternative recipes, learning that if I ordered an Americano in a bar, instead of watered down espresso, I would get the classic Negroni, subbed with club soda instead of gin (pop! fizz! cilnk!).I thought my favorite recipe would be the Bitter French, intended as a twist on the French 75 (sidenote: when did the French 75 become the new Cosmo?). The winner in my book was the Caricature Cocktail, a citrusy twist on the classic Negroni with Cointreau (subconsciously seeking my Cosmo, after all). Much to my taste buds' delight, both recipes include an unexpected complementary ingredient- grapefruit!The little book packs a big punch. However (and I can speak from experience), it's light enough to carry to the local Binny's. I would recommend this title for folks looking to broaden their horizon of cocktails, and for that cocktail aficionado who always knows what to serve.

The Negroni: Drinking to La Dolce Vita, with Recipes & Lore The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita and Beyond Stop Drinking Now: The Easy Way To Stop Drinking (I Need To Stop Drinking) Hidden Lore, 2nd Edition (Screen and Lore / Mage: The Ascension) The Dolce Diet: Living Lean Crock Pot: 2,000 Crock Pot Recipes Cookbook (Crock Pot Recipes, Slow Cooker Recipes, Dump Meals Recipes, Dump Dinner Recipes, Freezer Meals Recipes, Crock Pot Recipes Free) Jello Shot Recipes: 55 Fun & Creative Jello Shot Recipes for your Party (Jello Shots, Jelly Shots, Party Recipes, Jungle Juice, Punch Recipes, Vodka Recipes, ... Rum Recipes, Cocktail Recipes, Wine Making) The Mega Crockpot Recipes Box Set: Crockpot Recipes, Slow Cooker Recipes, Crock pot Recipes, Dump Dinner Recipes, Quick Meal Recipes: Over 300 All Time ... Recipes For You & Your family (99+1 Book 4) Sissinghurst: Vita Sackville-West and the Creation of a Garden Dr. Atkins' Vita-Nutrient Solution: Nature's Answer to Drugs Mors Et Vita: A Sacred Trilogy (Latin Edition) G. B: Pergolesi, Vita, Opere ed Influenza su l'Arte (con Molti Esempi Musicali ed Illustrazioni) (Classic Reprint) (Italian Edition) Despertar el alma. Estudio junguiano sobre la Vita Nuova (Spanish Edition) Dante's Lyric Poetry: Poems of Youth and of the 'Vita Nuova' La Vita Nuova (Dover Thrift Editions) La vita che ti diedi (Il teatro di Pirandello) (Volume 11) (Italian Edition) Moonshine!: Recipes * Tall Tales * Drinking Songs * Historical Stuff * Knee-Slappers * How to Make It * How to Drink It * Pleasin' the Law * Recoverin' the Next Day Easy Chicken Recipes Cookbook: Top 50 Mouth-Watering, Easy to Make Recipes Including Grilled Chicken Recipes, Baked Chicken Recipes, Chicken Soup Recipes, Chicken Thigh Recipes, and Many More! Camping Cookbook: Camping Recipes Made Easy: 50 Recipes! Featuring Foil Packet Recipes, Dutch Oven Recipes, Campfire Grilling Recipes, and Campfire Cooking Recipes Cooking with Harissa: Delicious Recipes with a Spicy North African Style (Harissa Cookbook, Harissa Recipes, North African Recipes, Tunisian Recipes, Algerian Recipes, Moroccan Recipes Book 1)