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post #12526 of 14102
I do about 1.75:1:1, with a bit of orange bitters and a lemon twist.

So delicious.
post #12527 of 14102
I haven't tried bitters with it yet. This will require another round of experimentation tonight. devil.gif
post #12528 of 14102
Bitters really make a drink, IMO.

Nil, try some Noilly Pratt or Punta Mes as they both come in 375ml and 750ml.
post #12529 of 14102
For me, bitters in the Negroni and variants is very vermouth dependent. I like a winter vermouth with the gin, and an earthier vermouth with the bourbon - Cocchi Vermouth del Torinoz if I have my druthers.

Anyway, quick Mexican tonight and a Mezcal old fashioned with Del Maguey Chichicapa. Very nice.

~H
post #12530 of 14102
I've heard good things about Punt e Mes. How does it compare to similar vermouths in the lower price bracket?
post #12531 of 14102
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Shared Boulevardiers with my gf last night while studying. So good. Only had one, which sucked - two would have been perfect.

Bar exam? Tis the season.

Make sure you celebrate like a boss afterwards!
post #12532 of 14102

Can't wait to try this bourbon and campari cocktail - just high life for me tonight though.

post #12533 of 14102
Miller cans... My favorite shite beer. A place I hit in San Francisco had a shot of Templeton Rye and bottle of Miller for $5 last spring. This summer's been about Dale's Pale Ale 20oz and Sculpin cans though. Otherwise, Havana Club Cuba Libres, Mojitos, etc... Gonna' switch to the Boulevardier with High West BouRye next. Don't wanna' miss out! What's the consensus on a readily available vermouth for it? To be honest, I usually go for half bottles of Martini Rossi for Negronis, etc. Don't drink the stuff fast enough for 750ml.

Just saw Piobair's rec above. Will try.
Edited by cocostella - 7/25/13 at 7:45pm
post #12534 of 14102
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Shared Boulevardiers with my gf last night while studying. So good. Only had one, which sucked - two would have been perfect.

Bar exam? Tis the season.

Make sure you celebrate like a boss afterwards!

You are well informed! Yes, the bar. For the moment, my celebration plans are mainly....sleep, but I'm sure ill work up something better when I wake up!
post #12535 of 14102
Punt e mes is good. Like it better than martini rossi

I too had a boulevardier. The Breslin in the ace hotel in nyc had it as one of their seasonal classic cocktails. Was actually quite nice. Like it better than the negroni.
post #12536 of 14102
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You are well informed! Yes, the bar. For the moment, my celebration plans are mainly....sleep, but I'm sure ill work up something better when I wake up!

Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, I'm better than well informed. I'm sure you'll be fine, though it won't feel that way when you walk out of there.
post #12537 of 14102
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You are well informed! Yes, the bar. For the moment, my celebration plans are mainly....sleep, but I'm sure ill work up something better when I wake up!

 

I recommend drinking immediately after - it's funny how easy it is to get hammered after the bar.

post #12538 of 14102
I made an Aviation last night with Creme de Yvette instead of Creme de Violette. I have a bottle of Creme de Yvette and I realized that I need to start working my way through it.

Any other recommendations for recipes using it?
post #12539 of 14102
Havanna Club 3 anos with lime and mineral water. I had put spearmint in it and discovered that it is not suited unlike mentha rotundifola (variegata) that is usually used for mojito etc; former is too weak and overshadowed by the taste of the other ingredients. Spearmint is better for drinking with pure water...
post #12540 of 14102
Mojitos etc. (Ron Varadero Anejo Reserva)
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