Cocktail stories: Unlikely Negroni

New York bar Dante has turned the classic bitter gin cocktail on its head with a recipe that includes flavours from Southeast Asian cuisine. The Negroni is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2019, and for New York drinking den Dante the cocktail has become a staple on its drink list. The bar offers a menu dedicated to the apéritif, featuring its classic Negroni on tap and quirkier twists such as the Negroni Bianco made with…

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Dante nabs World’s Best Bar title at Spirited Awards

New York’s Dante has walked away with the top accolade at Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards, winning the title of World’s Best Bar. Hosted over the weekend in New Orleans, the 13th annual Spirited Awards is one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies for the on-trade, recognising excellence among bartenders, bars, brand ambassadors, writers and publications. The World’s Best Bar award is given to the venue that achieved the most votes across the American…

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The week in pictures

New York aperitivo bar Dante kicked off a new series of bar takeovers this week, which will celebrate the vermouth category. The first event in the series saw the bar team from Athens drinking den Odori travel to New York to mix up a host of signature aperitivo cocktails. The series will continue over the next three weeks, with bartenders from Le Sirenuse in Miami, Maybe Frank in Sydney and Kwant in London each appearing…

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