Red Star at Icehouse: Get your late summer kicks with this drink of the week

Catch this Red Star at Icehouse, a perfectly proportioned mini-negroni.
Catch this Red Star at Icehouse, a perfectly proportioned mini-negroni.
Nic Vetter

Red Star Icehouse $5

Earthy, bittersweet, and bright, a well-mixed negroni straddles the seasonal divide, perfectly suited to a late summer evening with just a hint of crispness in the air. Tonight, with the weather perfect and the stars aligned, the time is nigh to make a cosmic connection with Icehouse. Their little sipper, the Red Star, will make a negroni convert out of the biggest skeptic.

Not only is the Red Star balanced to include just the right amount of gin, Campari, and cocchi americano, and not only is the size just right for maximum enjoyment without burning out on the flavors, but the whizzes behind this baby went ahead and carbonated it. Delightfully fizzy and fragrant with a wedge of fresh grapefruit, the bubbles break up what could have otherwise become a cloying, overly intense cocktail and transform it into one you want to order again, and again, and maybe once more. Perched on Icehouse's homey deck or balcony-side, high above the gyrating crowd, make it a Red Star and make the most of this end of summer glow.

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