The First Day of Summer!

Famiglia Royale CocktailToday is the first official day of summer! And you know what that means. It’s officially summer cocktail time!

The Negroni is really having a moment. This cocktail has been a cult favorite for some time but it is finally getting the attention it deserves and more people are starting to enjoy this classic. Equal parts Gin, Campari and Sweet Vermouth, the Negroni is also an incredibly simple cocktail to make while maintaining fairly complex flavors. You don’t even need a shaker! But that little twist of orange at the end is pretty important. Don’t forget that! The Famiglia Royale Cocktail, featured here, is essentially a Negroni with Champagne added. And this addition makes it all the more summery, don’t you think? I was so overcome with this combo during a recent visit to new Lower East Side cocktail den, Attaboy, that I couldn’t help but highlight it here. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

Happy Summer!

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