Aperitif from Mr. Booze


Another aperitif based cocktail, the Negroni is much like The American cocktail, only stronger. This is a great before dinner drink. Don’t let the soft, slightly bitter and fruity flavor of the Campari aperitif cause you to let your guard down, remember…there’s gin in this bad boy and he’s waiting to slap you. One or two as the other dinner guests start arriving is perfect but remember, you have to cook. The flavor is very European and subtle.

Here we go –

  • 1 ½ oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 ½ oz Campari
  • 1 ½ oz Gin

Pour ingredients over ice in an Old-Fashioned glass, garnish with a lemon peel.


Americano 2010

An aperitif based cocktail, this drink is the one to go to when you want to stay social and not graduate into the buzzed, too-happy fella by the end of your evening. This is a great drink to sip at a cocktail business meeting or when meeting your fiancée’s
parents. Guaranteed not to make you a boob by evening’s end. Drinks well with a tie on.

Here we go –

  • 3 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 ½ oz Campari

Stir the two ingredients in a mixing glass or glass cocktail pitcher with ice. Serve up in a cocktail glass with an orange or lemon peel.