We’ve been drinking a ton of Negronis lately – while the cocktail hasn’t surpassed our beloved gin martini with olives, it’s a close second. Campari is one of those liquors that separates the cool kids from the novices – if someone is drinking a beverage spiked with the stuff, you know that they are someone worth knowing. Well, we have to wish the creator of this tasty beverage a belated birthday. Campri was in town for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic the other week, and they threw a big par-tay at the New York Distilling Co. in honor of the count, a high flying aristocrat who created the drink back in the early 1900s.
We think that he would have been properly impressed with the main event of the evening (beside the drinks, that is) – the organizers wheeled out a cake, and out popped a stylish lady that sang happy birthday. Pretty darn swanky – we think we’ll go order one right now to keep the celebration going.