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Friday, September 21, 2012

Last cocktail of summer

It wasn't hot enough for rum and tonic, and we've got a long winter ahead for dark liquids, and so this evening we went with a Negroni: 1 part Broker's gin, ½ part Martini red vermouth, dash of Campari. So long, summer -- it was a great one.

Comments (9)

No more tomato juice from Mr. Kuenzi, Jack?
I'm missing this summer already! Snif.

Now that the new school year has begun, it's hard to get down to Buckman to see Farmer Kuenzi. He's got the juice, though -- accept no substitutes.

Thanks for the info! I've been looking forward to trying it!

Sounds like some fancy new school Negroni. I've always made them with equal parts Gin, Campari and Sweet Vermouth. But your version might be better for those who don't find a lot of Campari to be a good thing. Those people make me sad.

Too yuppieish for me! I'll stick with my Beefeater martini, up; weather notwithstanding.

The first day of fall 2012 marks my second year with no alcohol. Gave it up for health reasons and have never felt better.

"The whole world is about three drinks behind. If everyone in the world would take three drinks, we would have no trouble. If Stalin, Truman, and everyone else in the world had three drinks right now, we'd all loosen up and we wouldn't need the United Nations." Humphrey Bogart, 1950

equal parts

Too much red.

Cocktail wars can turn ugly fast, but the traditional negroni IS equal parts. With an orange twist, or a dash of orange bitters, or both. As a huge gin fan, particularly Broker's, I'm intrigued to try your variation though, as I suspect it will be more like a martini with a sweet/bitter component.

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