London’s top 10 aperitivo hour cocktails1st February, 2013 by Lucy Shaw
4: St James’s Negroni at Hawksmoor Spitalfields
Having gained a reputation for the quality of its cocktails as much as for the quality of its homegrown beef, Hawksmoor Spitalfields’ Negroni is a subtle take on the classic, featuring No.3 Dry Gin, Campari and Cocchi Americano, a delicate vermouth from Asti that dates back to 1891. The cocktail takes its name from the area of London where No.3 Dry Gin’s maker, Berry Bros & Rudd, is based. Not to be outdone, Hawksmoor’s newest site on Air Street boasts a plethora of pre-prandial bitters, including the Sinking Spritz and the Hawksmoor Collins.