“A Negroni is a perfect drink as far as I’m concerned," says Bourdain, adding, “ It's three liquors that I’m not particularly interested in... But put them together with a slice of orange. It works... That first sip is confusing and not particularly pleasant. But man it grows on you.”
Additionally, when in the US, Bourdain said he goes for a classic cocktail like a Manhattan or a Sazerac. And of course he loves his good whiskey. But if you need to see these words coming direcctly from his lips, you can check out the full interview here.
Seriously, this guy would make the best drinking buddy. Even better if he's paying.