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Serving Up: The Basta Negroni at Basta Restaurant

By October 2, 2017Rhode Island, Top News, Serving Up

Basta Restaurant

2195 Broad Street

Cranston, Rhode Island

General Manager Alex Rosario

For more than 25 years, Basta Restaurant has served the state locally-sourced ingredients with international influence. The dining room offers an option to sit outside on the private “Terrazza,” which also has a full-service bar. Basta is a certified Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, a True Neapolitan Pizza Association. The menu offers more than 120 different wine varietals by the bottle and offers 29 wines by-the-glass with origins ranging from Oregon to Tuscany, beer selections and, of course, cocktails.

General Manager: Alex Rosario

Cocktail: Basta Negroni


  •  One pineapple
  •  1 L bottle Campari
  •  1 L bottle of Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
  •  1 L bottle of 1751 Gin Lane London Dry Gin
  •  5 5-gram Sugar in the Raw packets (total 25g)

To serve: Add Negroni cocktail to ice in a shaker, stir don’t shake, then pour in a rocks or martini glass. Garnish with a touch of orange peel.

“Our barrel-aged Negroni is a perfect example of taking a classic Italian cocktail and adding a more approachable twist to it,” said General Manager Alex Rosario. “The oak of the aging process balances perfectly with the slight sweetness of the pineapple-infused Campari. This is a perfect cocktail to enjoy before having dinner.”




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