Have you ever wanted to drink your cocktail — and eat it, too?
You most certainly can with this playful “Negroni Panna Cotta.”
Made with gin, Campari, and vermouth just like the classic Italian cocktail, this is one panna cotta you’ll want to reserve only for grown-ups.
The recipe is from “Bar Menu” (Running Press, 2022), of which I received a review copy.
The book is by Andre Darlington, a food and beverage writer based in Philadelphia and North Carolina.
While a few specialty cocktail recipes are included, this is really a collection of recipes for food that pairs with various mixed drinks — from light bites to more substantial noshes to even desserts.
In my household, there is no argument as to what our most favored cocktail is.
But there is disagreement over whose drink of choice it was first.
Let’s just say that I’m convinced I chose the Negroni way before my husband did.
After all, he can’t even tell you why he likes it. But I can. It’s all about that delightful bitter orange taste that does it for me, like that of the prized rind of Seville oranges in marmalade.
So when a review copy of the new “San Francisco Cocktails” (Cider Mill Press) landed on my porch, it was the perfect excuse to make at home the satisfying sip I usually order out.
This fun book is by my friend and colleague Trevor Felch, a Bay Area food and drinks writer who has assembled 100 San Francisco cocktail recipes and the stories behind them. Holy moly, just imagine the tipsy time testing all of those.