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An Ideal Negroni

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I like Beefeater, Tanqueray or Junipero for more juniper, and St. George dry rye gin for a more unusual savory take on the Negroni.

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Nothing wrong with Tanqueray in a Negroni. Though I tend to have a bottle of top shelf gin on hand I rarely use them in a Negroni. I mean, it's not like Punt e Mes and Campari are best friends forever with subtle flavours.

 

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I wouldn't suggest it as a go-to, 'everyday' base for a Negroni but St George's rye gin makes for an interesting Negroni. I like genever, too, although last time I mentioned that it was clear I was almost on my own with that one.

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Plymouth is pretty nice. I've only tried with a few different gins.

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I has probably already been mentioned, but Ransom Old Tom makes a really fun, different and delicious Negroni. It's not a universal gin at all because of the strong spice profile -- lots of coriander. 

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Just tried the Cornwall Negroni that weinoo posted. Pretty great: all the bitterness you need, but less of the syrupy quality that sometimes mars the equal-parts Negroni for me.

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I'm hosting a few Negroni Week happy hours at my home. I made a signup sheet online for 6 guests/evening and launched the invite to all of my Facebook friends. Asking minimum $10 donation from each guest, all of which goes to Nepalese earthquake relief. Here's the menu:

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First one is Wednesday. 

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I haven't had one in a long time until today. Years ago I thought my recipe was more modified with 1/4oz vermouth and 1/4oz campari to 3oz of gin on the rocks. Lime squeeze. Glad to know folks make them more than one way.

 

Today I tried the more traditional proportions of Campari, Lejon sweet vermouth and Gordons with a splash of club soda. S'good. Used to drink a lot of them until I had to delay a trip by 24 hours due to overindulging after some terrible news. Campari lost it's appeal after that!

 

Almost bought the Aperol today. Price is better. Next time Aperol...

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What is everybody doing for Negroni Week?

I have been trying very hard not to open another bottle of fortified or aromatized wine, because I simply don't go through them fast enough. So I made a sort-of Negroni tonight at one part Cynar, one part Aperol and two parts Beefeater. A quite decent substitute.

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I have been trying very hard not to open another bottle of fortified or aromatized wine, because I simply don't go through them fast enough. So I made a sort-of Negroni tonight at one part Cynar, one part Aperol and two parts Beefeater. A quite decent substitute.

I've had that one before. Same gin and same exact ratios too. It's good.

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I have been trying very hard not to open another bottle of fortified or aromatized wine, because I simply don't go through them fast enough. So I made a sort-of Negroni tonight at one part Cynar, one part Aperol and two parts Beefeater. A quite decent substitute.

 

Yikes, how did I miss this?

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After three nights of Negroni happy hours, we gathered over $500 for our Nepalese charity. It was great fun too--I think I'll make it an annual tradition!

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Is it scandalous that I just made frozen Negronis in the blender? I added a bit of honey and a tiny bit of salt. 

It's hot and muggy today, and they were insanely refreshing ... maybe worth getting kicked off the island for.

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I'm sure I would never be allowed on the island to begin with - I just put a batch of Negroni popsicles in the freezer!

 

Oh, I saw that too, and just found where my girlfriend stashes her popsicle molds ...

 

Let us know how they come out.


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Hey, the recipe is from Gaz Regan.  If he gets kicked off the island as well you'll be in good company.

 

Anyway, it's wrong to discriminate against Negronis ...

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Is it scandalous that I just made frozen Negronis in the blender? I added a bit of honey and a tiny bit of salt. 

It's hot and muggy today, and they were insanely refreshing ... maybe worth getting kicked off the island for.

Campari mixed into lemon gelato is very refreshing. Even better, mix up a batch and then swirl it into some unmixed lemon.

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The Negroni popsicles are very refreshing.  At first, they seemed more grapefruit-y than Negroni-y so I mixed up a Negroni for a side-by-side comparison. 

I forgot to get out a plate for the popsicle so they didn't stay side-by side for long:

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Indeed, they do have a nice Negroni flavor.

More research may be necessary :laugh:

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The popsicle-in-a-cocktail-glass is a great presentation.

 

Can't wait to try this.

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I made Negroni sorbet yesterday. It was pretty good. Soft, as you might expect, even though I reduced the sugars to about 13%.

I changed the ratio to 1: 1.5 : 2 gin/vermouth/campari, since the gin probably offers more alcohol than flavor in this case.

To boost gin flavors I infused a bit of thyme, clove, coriander, cardamom, and black pepper, and added a bit of lemon.

 

In the future I'll eliminate the gin and try to infuse a better set of botanicals. Juniper berry of course, and citrus zest, and whatever else seems good.

 

Anyway, as you can probably imagine, it's hard to go wrong with these flavors in a sorbet on a summer day.

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So many places I could post this one so I chose perhaps the most tenuous. But I really think of it as a Negroni variation in spite of ... well...

 

YANV#1 (provisional name)

 

1 oz London Dry gin (I used a Sapphire knockoff)

1 oz Fernet Branca

3 teaspoons vermouth (Dolin red)

3 teaspoons Campari

1 teaspoon simple (2:1 because Campari is sweeter than Fernet)

3 dashes Peychaud's bitters

 

Stir, strain, garnish with lemon twist

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