ML - Michigan Avenue

2013 - Issue 8 - December

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THE NEGRONI 1 oz. classic London dry gin such as Beefeater 1 oz. Campari 1 oz. sweet vermouth Combine all ingredients. Add ice. Stir until proper dilution is reached. Strain into a rocks glass. If served up, express a swath of orange peel over the cocktail and discard the swath. If served over ice, feel free to insert the swath right into cocktail. "The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory—one of the happiest marriages on earth, and one of the shortest lived." That quotation is attributed to 20th-century American historian Bernard DeVoto, but it also aptly sums up the philosophy of Chicago barman Sterling Field, for whom the Prohibition-era Negroni, a measure of equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, is the ultimate classic cocktail. "It's great before or after dinner," says bartender Field, formerly of Sable Kitchen & Bar and Carriage House and now working on a to-be-named cocktail-focused project at 111 West Hubbard Street. "And you can drink it as fast or as slow as you want." He continues, "The cocktail's flavors should be pronounced in Campari and vermouth, but gin should be the backbone. It adds structure and a subtle elegance to the drink." FROM LEFT: Multishape diamond and round sapphire Bombé earrings, Graff Diamonds (price on request). 103 E. Oak St., 312-604-1000; Cushion aquamarine ring with diamonds set in platinum, Tiffany & Co. ($20,000). 730 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-7500; Oval sapphire ring set in platinum, Harry Winston (price on request). 55 E. Oak St., 312-705-1820; Carat double old-fashioned glass, Orrefors ($130) 118 MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM 114-119_MA_FEAT_Fashion_Winter2014_Final.indd 118 11/20/13 6:01 PM

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