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Negroni Variations

Ah, the classic Negroni cocktail: uniting the botanical notes of gin with the bitterness of Campari, tied together under a musty little bow of vermouth. To any seasoned drinker, it's no less notable an Italian export than pasta, Parmesan, or Prosecco. But in a city constantly yearning for what's next, it was inevitable that even this revered staple would witness a rejiggering. Mezcal is making itself a formidable infiltrator, with Loló and Southside Spirit House serving so-called Oaxacan Negronis. Blackbird skewed sweeter with its Rhum variation. Hakkasan has introduced smoke-infused Grand Marnier into its. But for a surefire lift of the kilt, try subbing out the gin with a peat-heavy Islay scotch—Lagavulin or Laphroaig work wonderfully. 

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