This tiny East Village spot specializes in amaros, the class of Italian herbal liqueurs to which Campari belongs, so it’s no surprise that its bespoke negronis are among the best in the city. Choose your gin, bitters, vermouth and amaro—or leave the choices up to your expert bartender—for a smooth cocktail you won’t soon forget.
The negroni, a bittersweet Italian aperitivo made of equal parts gin, sweet vermouth and herbal, bright-red Campari, is one of the best ways we know of—other than an icy piña colada, of course—to cool down after a long, humid day. But let’s be real: You can sip the classic cousin of the Manhattan cocktail at any time of year. Get ready to drink up with our guide to the best bars in NYC.
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