When it comes to cocktail hour, consensus shows that people prefer a drink that’s equal parts satisfying and reminiscent of fond memories – like, say, a summer season that passed just a bit too quickly. Enter: the classic Negroni.
Composed of an easy-to-make and even easier to remember 1:1:1 ratio of gin, vermouth, and Campari, the Negroni is just the kind of aperitif to make the rounds at your next gathering (be it an upcoming holiday or your next PTA meeting, your call). And in case you’re not so into hosting, here are three of the most sought-after places to sip one out in the Valley:
Back in June, The Beacon Hotel participated in National Negroni Week, by donating $1 of every House Negroni sold to the Beacon Community Kitchen to help feed those in need. While your cocktail purchase will no longer benefit charity, a trip here does ensure you’ll find just as socially conscious company and above-excellent eats.
424 Main St, Beacon; 845.765.2208
Jeremy Kidde, one of the owners of Warwick Winery and Distillery, sees an overall trend of classical drinks making a comeback, especially the Negroni. ™People like the balance of bitter and sweet,∫ he explains. ™The classical drinks had those elements and we’re moving back to that style.∫ Kidde also notes that the rising popularity of gin is another reason people seek this drink.
114 Little York Rd, Warwick; 845.258.6020
Looking for a twist on the Negroni you (now) know and love? Head to Cosimo’s, with locations in Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown, and Woodbury, where patrons can enjoy this Italian restaurant’s spin on the signature cocktail. Their Negroni Highball features Hendrick’s gin, aperol, Martini & Rossi vermouth, and More Good Orange Pop, with an orange peel garnish.
120 Delafield St, Poughkeepsie; 845.485.7172