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Negroni & other "herb bombs"

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kenito799 Nov 4, 2006 12:41 AM

OK I am enjoying one of my favorite cocktails right now, Negroni made with 1 1/2 shots Boodles, 1 shot Campari, 1 shot Cinzano rosso vermouth, 3 dashes Angostura bitters. The aroma assault brought the term "herb bomb" to mind.

Who has other fantastically aromatic, complex and bitter aperitifs to share?

  1. Cheese Boy Nov 9, 2006 03:01 AM

    This list outlines several. I'm presently enjoying the Ramazzotti Amaro from Milano.

    List: http://www.internetwines.com/spirits-...

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      fauchon Nov 7, 2006 09:04 PM

      I hope you reported him! LOL

      1. HaagenDazs Nov 7, 2006 05:37 PM

        Frenet Branca was a nice discovery a few years ago for me.

        1. Alcachofa Nov 7, 2006 03:30 PM

          I had a Negroni variation that was quite good: substitue your 1 shot Campari for a 1/2 shot, and add a 1/2 shot of Cynar. It was garnished with an artichoke.

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          1. re: Alcachofa
            litchick Nov 7, 2006 08:58 PM

            oh my god that sounds amazing, thanks for the tip!

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              fauchon Nov 7, 2006 09:00 PM

              As I read the heading, I immediately thought of Cynar. Glad someone else besides me "gets it" but I've never tried it in a Negroni. Sounds fantastic!
              Thanks!!

              1. re: fauchon
                litchick Nov 7, 2006 09:03 PM

                last time i ordered cynar in an upscale bar the waiter laughed at me. needless to say, i haven't returned. >;)

              2. re: Alcachofa
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                kenito799 Nov 8, 2006 02:49 PM

                Thanks I will definitely give that a try!

              3. pikawicca Nov 4, 2006 12:44 AM

                Negronis are about as good as they get, but I don't think I've ever had one with bitters.

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