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haresfur

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Posted: Jul 25, 2021 - 8:14pm

 Proclivities wrote:


Campari and Orange Juice is a refreshing, summertime drink - on ice with a slice of lime maybe.


I can see that. It is also good with lemon gelato 
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Posted: Jul 25, 2021 - 7:13am

 haresfur wrote:

Painful. Standard Negroni proportions are 1:1:1. And for the love of all things holy stir! Don't shake! And if you do shake, use a real strainer, not that thing in the top of the shaker. You want it clear, not full of ice shards.

I find tonic too sweet for Campari and prefer a simple Campari and Soda. But if you like sweet and fizzy, try a Bitter, Bitter, Bitter, Bitter. Of course that means you either have to develop a taste for Fernet Branca or end up with another dusty bottle on the shelf.



Campari and Orange Juice is a refreshing, summertime drink - on ice with a slice of lime maybe.
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Posted: Jul 22, 2021 - 4:32pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


You won't like it. Our bottle is pretty old, like 20 years, but a couple of years ago I tried it in a G&T because the gin didn't have any ginnyness to it and the tonic was store brand. I had experimented with making my own tonic syrup which is ideal, but my batch went moldy in the fridge so don't make a ton at a time. Anyway I like the bitter tonic and out of desperation put a splash of Campari in and yeah that's the ticket! So now a couple of years later, the bottle's mostly gone.

But if you get some, you can make a Negroni too.


Painful. Standard Negroni proportions are 1:1:1. And for the love of all things holy stir! Don't shake! And if you do shake, use a real strainer, not that thing in the top of the shaker. You want it clear, not full of ice shards.

I find tonic too sweet for Campari and prefer a simple Campari and Soda. But if you like sweet and fizzy, try a Bitter, Bitter, Bitter, Bitter. Of course that means you either have to develop a taste for Fernet Branca or end up with another dusty bottle on the shelf.

Antigone

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Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley
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Posted: Jul 22, 2021 - 3:21pm

 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

This sort of mirrors my experience with it except for the 20 years part.  We had a bottle in our bar back when I was in school because the general idea back then was to have a bottle of everything in the bar.  If someone showed up with a recipe we lacked the ingredients for we rectified the situation as soon as possible.  I remember not caring all that much for the drink that prompted us to get the bottle, but both my roommate and I thought a little splash in a gin and tonic made a very nice addition.  Over time it became a bigger and bigger splash and gradually evolved into a Campari and tonic with maybe a splash of gin.  It wound up being one of our more frequently replaced bottles.  It kind of grows on you.  Even after downsizing the bar to under a dozen bottles I still have some.

 



Maybe that is how I will learn to like Campari! 
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Posted: Jul 21, 2021 - 2:38pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
You won't like it. Our bottle is pretty old, like 20 years, but a couple of years ago I tried it in a G&T because the gin didn't have any ginnyness to it and the tonic was store brand. I had experimented with making my own tonic syrup which is ideal, but my batch went moldy in the fridge so don't make a ton at a time. Anyway I like the bitter tonic and out of desperation put a splash of Campari in and yeah that's the ticket! So now a couple of years later, the bottle's mostly gone.

But if you get some, you can make a Negroni too.
 
This sort of mirrors my experience with it except for the 20 years part.  We had a bottle in our bar back when I was in school because the general idea back then was to have a bottle of everything in the bar.  If someone showed up with a recipe we lacked the ingredients for we rectified the situation as soon as possible.  I remember not caring all that much for the drink that prompted us to get the bottle, but both my roommate and I thought a little splash in a gin and tonic made a very nice addition.  Over time it became a bigger and bigger splash and gradually evolved into a Campari and tonic with maybe a splash of gin.  It wound up being one of our more frequently replaced bottles.  It kind of grows on you.  Even after downsizing the bar to under a dozen bottles I still have some.

 
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jul 21, 2021 - 9:22am

 Antigone wrote:


I'm not sure I want to invest in Campari ... I am terrible about buying liquor for one drink and then not liking it!




You won't like it. Our bottle is pretty old, like 20 years, but a couple of years ago I tried it in a G&T because the gin didn't have any ginnyness to it and the tonic was store brand. I had experimented with making my own tonic syrup which is ideal, but my batch went moldy in the fridge so don't make a ton at a time. Anyway I like the bitter tonic and out of desperation put a splash of Campari in and yeah that's the ticket! So now a couple of years later, the bottle's mostly gone.

But if you get some, you can make a Negroni too.

Antigone

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Posted: Jul 21, 2021 - 9:10am

 Red_Dragon wrote:


I get it. We go much less frequently than we once did because - COVID. On the few occasions when we do go of late, we go to places with outdoor seating.

You see, there's the rub: you're a "we" and I'm a "me."

haresfur

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Posted: Jul 20, 2021 - 7:26pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I had a very expensive Boulevardier in Chicago (worth it, nice cocktail & great view) and have started trying to make a good one. Got to get better vermouth. I always forget when I'm in the big city, otherwise it's Gallo.



Probably the best all-around bet is Dolin. I'm working through a bottle of Cinzano that I think is the best of the el-cheapo brands, but probably need to bite the bullet and up my game.

Campari is a acquired taste for most people. Many years ago when a niece was staying with us for the summer, she said she didn't want anything too adult when I offered her a cocktail. I said my goal was to get her to like Campari. I was successful.
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Posted: Jul 20, 2021 - 5:54pm

 Antigone wrote:


I rarely go to a restaurant and have a cocktail, and I never go to a bar. Mini bottles of liquor are a good compromise! 



I get it. We go much less frequently than we once did because - COVID. On the few occasions when we do go of late, we go to places with outdoor seating.
Antigone

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Posted: Jul 20, 2021 - 5:33pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:


This is why trying cocktails/liquors at a bar/restaurant is a good idea.


I rarely go to a restaurant and have a cocktail, and I never go to a bar. Mini bottles of liquor are a good compromise! 
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Posted: Jul 20, 2021 - 5:26pm

 Antigone wrote:


I'm not sure I want to invest in Campari ... I am terrible about buying liquor for one drink and then not liking it!




This is why trying cocktails/liquors at a bar/restaurant is a good idea.
Antigone

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Posted: Jul 20, 2021 - 5:18pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I had a very expensive Boulevardier in Chicago (worth it, nice cocktail & great view) and have started trying to make a good one. Got to get better vermouth. I always forget when I'm in the big city, otherwise it's Gallo.



I'm not sure I want to invest in Campari ... I am terrible about buying liquor for one drink and then not liking it!

ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jul 20, 2021 - 4:28pm

 Antigone wrote:
I'm on vacation this week, so I decided to try a new cocktail. A Pimmlet (gin, Pimm's, lime juice, with cucumber, mint, and sugar muddled together). Not bad!
 
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I had a very expensive Boulevardier in Chicago (worth it, nice cocktail & great view) and have started trying to make a good one. Got to get better vermouth. I always forget when I'm in the big city, otherwise it's Gallo.

Red_Dragon

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Posted: Jul 20, 2021 - 4:28pm

 Antigone wrote:
I'm on vacation this week, so I decided to try a new cocktail. A Pimmlet (gin, Pimm's, lime juice, with cucumber, mint, and sugar muddled together). Not bad!
 
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Antigone

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Posted: Jul 20, 2021 - 4:21pm

I'm on vacation this week, so I decided to try a new cocktail. A Pimmlet (gin, Pimm's, lime juice, with cucumber, mint, and sugar muddled together). Not bad!
 
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Posted: Jul 20, 2021 - 9:16am

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Posted: Jun 11, 2021 - 4:02pm

 miamizsun wrote:


relax and have a seat
first round is on me

{#Chillpill}
 
{#Cheers}{#Good-vibes}
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Posted: Jun 11, 2021 - 2:17pm



relax and have a seat
first round is on me

{#Chillpill}
triskele

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Posted: May 31, 2021 - 8:29am

 Antigone wrote:


Brilliant! 




SO yummy!  I did a pint for a pitcher, strained it, used fresh  mint for the muddling....and the mint flavor was really enhanced!


Antigone

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Posted: May 29, 2021 - 3:28pm

 triskele wrote:

When planning a pitcher of mojitos, infuse your rum with mint first.  It really makes a difference! 



Brilliant! 

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