I like Negroni's made with Punt E Mes for the sweet vermouth... Many years back at a little bar in St. Tropez I asked the bartender for a "house cocktail". He clearly didn't have any in mind, thought a bit, and gave me a red drink he called "Americano". Now, I had never heard of an "Americano" before, nor had I tasted Campari. After one taste I thought for sure the bartender was laughing at the dumb "Americano" at the bar because of all the foul, bitter tasting gunk he put in! Later I realized that it was a properly made Americano, and there was nothing wrong with Franco-American relations that day.