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Originally Posted by fairlynerdy View Post

There are some high quality drinkers on this thread, So many useful thoughts on negronis.

Plymouth (like many people, it sounds like) is my standard but I went through a phase where I subbed in Boomsma (aged Genever) and enjoyed that a lot. I think punt e mes was key with it, but it's been a little while.

Punt e Mes shines in Negronis generally.
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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post

Thanks guys. Good advice all around. I'll be heading out this weekend to rectify the situation smile.gif

BTW, I sent the same cry for help out to a bartender friend and below was his response; mirrors what you're saying and also adds some proportions for testing. Thought I'd share.

"I find a London dry gin, with that juniper forwardness is best. That or Plymouth gin for a nice creamy taste. Personally I like Cocchi Torino best for the vermouth.

This is a drink that traditionally is equal proportions; .75-.75-.75. But I enjoy changing things up a little. I go 1.5 gin, .75oz Cocchi, 1oz Campari.
But if I have Carpano, I go 1.5 gin, 1oz Campari, and pull back on the Carpano since it's kinda overpowering. I'll go like, over .50 , but not quite .75.

Agree about the choice of a good honest London dry for Negronis. I also like to overweight the gin a bit (1.5:1:1 or so.) I don't care for Antica in my Negronis generally (punt e Mes is a different story.) Cocchi Torino is my workhorse vermouth and it does work nicely in a Negronis with an old school London dry. In a boulevardier, it's the clear winner although Antica also works well.
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

So... party at Meyer's place then?

Negroni, Netflix, and chill?
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So far the Broker's + Cocchi came out better than Plymouth + Punt e Mes, but this requires further investigation.
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Don't give up! We're all pulling for you.
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Originally Posted by marvin100 View Post

Don't give up! We're all pulling for you.

Never!

Last but not least I did the ST. George Dry Rye + Cocchi. Not good. I'm not sure whether it's just that the St. George is so over the top on juniper or the mix of the two, or both, but that one won't be repeated.

Also I woke up on the couch at 6am, confused as to why I wasn't in bed. Success!
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We were drinking wine then somebody busted out a bottle of JW blue. Killed that bottle then went for more scotch. These were pretty good. The right one was an 11 year old glenmorangie that was honestly quite delicious and tasted more mature than I thought. I have a vague feeling that I've had it before. The one on the left was a 26 year old balmenach which I've never even heard of. There was also a new hot bartendress but a little old and plasticky. She was telling me how after she came customers started coming in earlier and in droves and that basically her life was hard
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Ive seen quite a few more independant Balmenachs around for sale recently.
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