- CP photos by Celine Roberts
Each week, we order the same cocktail at two different bars for a friendly head-to-head battle. Go to the bars, taste both drinks and tell us what you like about each by tagging @pghcitypaper on Twitter or Instagram and using #CPBoozeBattles. If you want to be a part of Booze Battles, send an email to food-and-beverage writer Celine Roberts, at email@example.com.
Location Details The Fire Side Public House
Drink: Do. Or do not. There is no try.
Ingredients: Beefeater gin, Campari, prosecco, grapefruit, rosemary
Our take: Campari and grapefruit combine to make the bitterness of this cocktail the forefront of its flavors. Prosecco adds lift, while distributing the oils of the piney rosemary.
Location Details Streets on Carson
Drink: La Befana
Ingredients: Gin, sage, Cocchi Americano, Campari, lime
Our take: Pleasantly floral and soft, this take on the negroni is much more delicate than its classic cousin. The bitterness of the Campari provides a little dimension, but doesn’t overwhelm.