9th Street Negroni

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New Yorkers are known for avoiding eye contact on the street and public transportation, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t good neighbors. Take The Wayland for example, a cocktail bar in Manhattan’s East Village that shares a building with Ninth Street Espresso. When the coffee experts arrived at The Wayland bearing a caffeinated gift, managing partner Brian Hawthorne turned it into a cocktailing treasure. “They had given us some freshly roasted beans to play with, so we turned them into bitters and made the 9th Street Negroni in their honor,” he says. Coffee bitters add a rich depth to this take on the classic, and Aperol gives it a slightly sweeter taste than the original recipe. Try it after dinner or even at brunch.

9th Street Negroni

Bitter, Sweet


  • 2 oz Gin
  • .75 oz Aperol
  • .75 oz Punt e Mes
  • 3 dashes coffee bitters
  • Orange Twist, for garnish


Step one

Add all ingredients save for the garnish to a mixing glass with ice.

Step two

Stir and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.

Step three

Garnish with a orange twist.

Contributed by Brian Hawthorne