Finding the Right Use for Gran Classico Bitter & Cynar
Hi all, long time reader, first time posting. Some suggestions wanted for enjoying Gran Classico Bitter and Cynar.
The Negroni is currently my go to drink, but it's been an acquired taste. I hated it initially, but I built up my tolerance for the traditional 1:1:1 recipe over time by starting with less Campari and increasing the amount as time went on.
That led me to try out some Campari alternatives, but I haven't warmed to them as quickly. The Gran Classico tastes too sweet, which doesn't feel right as a substitute in a Negroni. Cynar on the other hand is so aggressively bitter that it seems a much better match for rye than gin (I've made this "Little Italy" cocktail many times: http://www.chow.com/recipes/28337-lit...).
Any other bright ideas for these apéritifs?
Have you discovered Kindredcocktails.com yet? Or http://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com/? Both allow you to search by ingredient.
Haven't used Gran Classico at all, but favorites with Cynar include (all are on kindred cocktails):
Colonel Carpano (if you have Carpano Antica): maybe my favorite drink of all time
Gin-Cin-Cyn: don't worry if you don't have Cinzano. It works great with other sweet vermouths. It's a negroni with Cynar instead of Campari.
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