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The Negrosky is one of six bittersweet cocktails on offer at Poggio’s new Negroni Hour. Photo courtesy of Poggio.

by Anneli Rufus


Happy hour just got happier at Poggio. The Sausalito trattoria has launched its new Negroni Hour — serving six different types of Negroni for just $5 each at its bar every Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


“Poggio’s Negroni Hour was inspired by owner Larry Mindel’s many trips to Italy and his favorite bar, Harry’s Bar, which makes a mean Negroni,” explains the restaurant’s managing director Amy Svendberg.


Harry’s Bar is in Florence. Legend has it that the Negroni was invented at yet another Florence bar, Caffe Casoni, in 1919, when a local nobleman — Count Camillo Negroni — asked the bartender to fancy up the count’s usual Americano by replacing its seltzer water with gin. And the rest is gin-, vermouth-, and Campari-flavored history, give or take a few variations.

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