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Our Mas Chingoni Recipe: Inspired By The Negroni Cocktail


Posted By: Esquire Team


The Negroni cocktail is a classic Italian cocktail. A blend of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, the Negroni is said to have originated in the 20th century, when an Italian count demanded a bartender replace the club soda in his Americano with gin. Fast forward a couple of hundred years, mixologists at The Esquire Tavern have added a Latin-American twist signature to San Antonio’s roots – introducing the Mas Chingoni. A drink born from the love of unique spirits, the Mas Chingoni provides an extra kick to the traditional Negroni. See the drink mixing in action here. Ready to give the Mas Chingoni a try at home? Here’s how to make it:

The Recipe

How do you make the Mas Chingoni?

  • ¾ oz sweet vermouth
  • ¾ oz azul anejo tequila
  • ¾ oz of aperol
  • Grapefruit peel
  • Mix in ice cubes and stir
  • Garnish with grapefruit peel

Our Mas Chingoni gets its name from the Spanish slang word chignon – which essentially means “awesome” or “badass.” Mas chignon is a common phrase used in Tex-Mex Spanish, and frequently heard on the streets of San Antonio. It holds a special place at The Esquire Tavern due to our mixologists’ love for the classic Negroni. It blends together some of our personal favorite spirits and flavors to give a sweet twist to the classic bitterness of the Negroni.

With award-winning mixologists on staff every night, there’s no better place for unique drinks than The Esquire Tavern. Our Mas Chingon pairs perfectly with our Chili-Salt Fries, Bison Burger, and classic Grilled Pimento Cheese. Salty and sweet – what better combination is there? Stop by The Esquire Tavern for your next date or happy hour party. Worried about crowds? We’d be happy to reserve a table just for you. Got a hot date to impress? Check out our new Downstairs bar for an intimate vibe. No matter what your taste pallet is, we have the cocktail for you.