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The version of the classic Negroni served  at Parish Hall in Brooklyn features Barr Hill Gin (elegant balance of juniper and honey) and a house-made sweet vermouth (clove and quinine). It’s a cool and refreshing cocktail with warm spice and lots of orange and mull-spices.

The version of the classic Negroni we serve at Parish Hall in Brooklyn features Barr Hill gin (elegant balance of juniper and honey) and our house-made sweet vermouth (clove and quinine). It’s a cool and refreshing cocktail with warm spice and lots of orange and mull-spices. We thought about finding a more local substitute for Campari, but it’s such an excellently made apéritif and why mess with it’s perfection!

Most everyone knows the origins of the famous Italian cocktail, the Negroni. After I made the sweet vermouth using red wine (as opposed to traditional white), which came about in order to complement the sweet honey-gin, the cocktail was a very dark red, as opposed to the
candy apple red of a traditional negroni. I remarked “Man, this Negroni is red.” Which of course is redundant, so the name stuck.