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An Ideal Negroni

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A gin-heavy negroni with 2 oz pineapple-infused Beefeater gin, 1.5 oz Maragerum amaro, 1 oz Campari.

 

Negroni with 2 oz pineapple-infused Beefeater gin, 1.5 oz Margerum amaro, 1 oz Campari

 

Campari + pineapple is always a winning combo. :)

 

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A Cardinal with the recipe from A Spot at the Barir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=978-17437ir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=174379131, the new cocktail book from Michael Madrusan & Zara Young.

 

1.5 oz Beefeater London dry gin, 0.75 oz Campari, 0.75 oz Dolin dry vermouth, lemon twist (replaced with a grapefruit twist), served up

 

Cardinal with 1.5 oz Beefeater London dry gin, 0.75 oz Campari, 0.75 oz Dolin dry vermouth #cocktails #cocktail #craftcocktails #aperitif #campari #gin #londondrygin #aspotatthebar

 

I enjoyed this a lot! It's obviously less sweet than the equal part sweet vermouth classic Negroni, but still clearly in the same bitter booze-forward family. Very glad I finally tried it! The closest thing I had tried (other than a classic Negroni) is a Lucien Gaudin, but I wasn't a big fan...

 


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In the highly unlikely event that nobody's thought of it before, I can report the Perfect Negroni (1 gin, 1 Campari, half each sweet and dry vermouth) has now been attempted.

 

Not bad - what Negroni is? - but I don't think it's an improvement on a 'real' 1:1:1 Negroni.  I didn't have the two side by side for comparison, but my impression was the perfect version tasted vaguely watery.

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On 4/7/2017 at 5:15 AM, lesliec said:

... the perfect version tasted vaguely watery.

Use Punt e Mes for the sweet half. I like the sugar balance of a perfect Negroni.

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I heartily endorse Dan's suggestion, having subjected it to practical analysis.

 

Much better with Punt.

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Negroni Sfumato

0.75 oz Sipsmith London dry gin
0.5 oz Punt e Mes
0.5 oz Campari
0.5 oz amaro sfumato rabarbaro

 

Negroni Sfumato

 

The sfumato added smoke and rhubarb notes to the classic Negroni. This was gone in no time.

 

 

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My favorite so far is the standard 1:1:1 with Plymouth gin and Cocchi di Torrino vermouth. 

 

The earthy / leathery qualities of the Plymouth and the spicy qualities of the Cocchi work nicely.  I haven't played with Pune e Mes yet. There are of course too many combinations of interesting gins and vermouths to try in one lifetime. Attempts to do so may even shorten said lifetime.


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A slight riff I tried over the weekend that I enjoyed:

 

1 oz St. George Dry Rye gin

1 oz Campari

.5 oz Carpano Antica

.5 oz Cappelletti Pasubio

 

The Pasubio (yet another amazing offering from Cappelletti, one that I was in the dark about until a recent Astor trip) gave some nice earthy/piney tones, as would be expected. I'd like to push this further into the herbal realm by splitting the Campari with Bruto Americano, and maybe using the Terroir instead of the Dry Rye.

 

 

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On 1/31/2018 at 2:05 PM, sbumgarner said:

A slight riff I tried over the weekend that I enjoyed:

 

1 oz St. George Dry Rye gin

1 oz Campari

.5 oz Carpano Antica

.5 oz Cappelletti Pasubio

 

The Pasubio (yet another amazing offering from Cappelletti, one that I was in the dark about until a recent Astor trip) gave some nice earthy/piney tones, as would be expected. I'd like to push this further into the herbal realm by splitting the Campari with Bruto Americano, and maybe using the Terroir instead of the Dry Rye.

 

 

 

I went ahead and tried augmenting this with my above suggestions:

 

.5oz St George Dry Rye gin

.5oz St George Terroir gin

.5oz Campari

.5oz Bruto Americano

.5oz Punt E Mes

.5oz Cappelletti Pasubio

 

Bruto tends to be a dominant force in any drink it enters, and the same held true here, but it was pretty good if you like those bitter herbaceous flavors.

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I've been making a Negroni-ish cocktail with Cocchi Rosa subbing in for sweet vermouth.  

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Equal parts with a little wedge of orange squeezed in to go with the fruitiness of the Rosa.

Light and summery.

 

 

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What's Cocchi Rosa? How does it taste compared with Cocchi di Torino vermouth (which is my fave)?

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8 hours ago, paulraphael said:

What's Cocchi Rosa? How does it taste compared with Cocchi di Torino vermouth (which is my fave)?

 

The name might more properly be Cocchi Americano Rosa, not really sure. I'd say it has more in common with Cocchi Americano than with the vermouth. which is also my favorite vermouth for a Negroni. 

Rosa starts with a red wine (not white as in Cocchi Americano) but the herbs, etc. used to infuse it are light and floral rather than warm and woody like in a vermouth. The website identifies gentian, ginger, rose and citrus, all of which I can taste.  Not sure what else is in there.  I've read that it's a little more bitter than Cocchi Americano but I haven't tasted them side by side.

I quite like it.  On its own, over ice, or with soda, tonic or as a spritzer with a brut rosé. 

 

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