|Just add gin and Campari...|
"Abigail, can you make a Negroni?"
"Is this a joke?", I snap.
"I have really been enjoying them lately and I though maybe you would know how to make one."
"Come here and let me kiss you, you wonderful beautiful man!"
Yes, of course I can make a Negroni. And when a riverboat captain comes into my bar on the last day of Tales to ask if I can make one because he has recently discovered that he likes them, I am reminded why I learned to make Negronis. And Boulivardiers and Americanos and all those other cocktails. We have started a movement. And while it is fun to celebrate ourselves and nerd out about ice and pat our selves on the back with awards, I am glad I have friends like Lee who remind me why I am really doing this.. who I am reaching out to and how important those people are the other 361 days it is not "Tales".
Thank you Lee. I hope you enjoyed your Negronis and come back for more.