Hoighty Toighty at Booker + Dax ($15)
Champagne Negroni at Saxon + Parole ($14)
Roasted Orange Negroni Sbagliato and Carciofo Aromatico at dell'Anima ($14; $12)
Negroni Bar at Lincoln ($15)
Don't worry, the bartenders are there to counsel and make sure you don't end up with something unfortunate. On a recent visit, I was quite pleased with my Bluecoat gin–Aperol—Cocchi Americano Rosa, aromatic and almost floral before the bitter backbone hits.
Beet Negroni at Parm ($12)
Bourbon Negroni at Red Rooster ($15)
Perry’s Glass-Bottom Boat and the Sauvetage at the Shanty ($11)
Born Under A Star at Goldbar ($13)
Today Is My Lucky Day at Manon ($14)
That rum and Gosling's then form the base of a stirred drink with Dolin dry vermouth, Luxardo Bitter, and Bittercube Cherry-Bark Vanilla bitters. On first whiff it's all coffee, those flavors then falling back into the rum's dark, rich sweetness, balanced by the Luxardo. Sounds involved, but the flavors are focused and polished, elements of sweet and bitter working together beautifully.