This is the Agavoni. The love child of the negroni’s drunken night in Acapulco. It was the tipping point for me in a Thursday evening of wine, vermouth, beer and cocktails.

Concocted by Ben, it’s equal parts tequila, Aperol and sweet red vermouth, shaken and garnished with citrus rind or cherry.

There was a time a few years ago that the group of friends I passed this night with would gather like this almost weekly. And like those nights of yore, tonight was packed with ridiculous laughs shared over good food and multiple drinks. I didn’t realize how much I missed nights like this.


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