I’ve stopped drinking because Im just over the inflammation and hangovers so I picked up this Negroni. As someone whose had a real one, it’s good! I mixed it with Kin Lightwave or a lime selzter sometimes. I also got the mezcal (it was my favorite liquor) but it’s a little too watery for me. I really miss the smoked flavor of the mezcal, but the mezcal only had the spiciness which I can achieve with a few Serrano pepper slices. I’m glad I tried it though!
I have been sober for a little over 2 years and have really enjoyed trying so many non-alcoholic beverages. I never tried a Negroni when I did drink, so I can't compare it to that, but I really enjoyed this so much. It is bitter and not sweet, with a smoky type, "warmth" taste that I really enjoy. I pour it over large ice cubes and let it sit a bit, and added a dash of honey along with a clementine peel and a little squeeze of fresh clementine juice. It's a new ritual that I know I'll enjoy- be able to have a delicious drink like this without the guilt of a hangover afterwards.