bourbon (whatever your personal preference may be), 1 oz. Then: It’s bitter, it’s sweet, it’s perfect. Ever mix a negroni using vodka instead of gin? Personally I love Beefeater – Red Martini – Red Campari. And I do love Cocchi. No hair out of place. Ciao. I actually really enjoyed the Dolin Negronis. add two equal part for the rest of the glass, garnish with a slice of orange. Like a lightly aromatic floral white wine on the nose, but much more restrained on the palate, Dolin acts as a versatile supporting actor for your Martini. It’s a minor rats nest and I don’t feel like getting into it. I’m not going to spend too much time on the history, but briefly: from the moment Campari was invented in 1860, it’s had a heedless love for sweet vermouth. Dolin Rouge: Too weak. Dolin is a bartender favorite and typically costs around $10. Pour the vermouth, gin and amaro into a mixing glass filled with ice. 1oz Cocchi Vermouth di Torino I really enjoyed my visit here.. Ciao Daniele, actually I don’t think people actually eat the orange slice. What’s the best Gin and Vermouth for a Negroni? While I could find the gin and bitter bianco easily, I struck out on finding the Dolin Blanc. The sweet, pale ‘Blanc’ variety of vermouth was first created and made famous by Dolin in Chambéry long before Italian producers replicated the style as ‘Bianco’. I would like to point ou only one mistake you make. sweet vermouth (I like Dolin… Congratulations! Cocchi, I was recently ‘out’ of Dolin and wanted a Negroni, so I used Cocchi instead (for the first time) and found the result overwhelmingly sweet! His history is well documentated in the book of Luca Picchi: Sulle tracce del conte. And please, please, please make sure your vermouth is fresh . 20ml Amaro Vecchio Piemontese. This is a fine piece of work. So, if you’re planning on opting for dry vermouth to up the quality of that martini, the Dolin De Chambery is … As I said this was the Negroni everyone appreciated, expecially the foreingners., and so did I. GIN: Beefeater, Tanqueray, Plymouth Navy Strength, Hendrick’s, and Aviation. Mix to chill the liquid. They were all great, but Tanqueray and Cocchi tasted tasted the most like the ideal Negroni. Regards. Lio Vadorini, bartender at Harry’s Bar of Florence for more than 50 years poured the best Negroni I ever drunk. At home I have Lillet Blanc and Dolin Dry, but that's about the extent of it. Aside from the fact that you have given us a better understanding about negroni and everything about this kind of drink, you have broaden our knowledge as well that there are really kinds of drink in the world that we have to know also. I’ve also started experimenting with Bitterman’s Xocolatl Mole bitters. So first things first — what is a Negroni? Garnish with an orange peel. Vermouth is a wine product after all, and it will turn. The worst performer of the whole experience. Dolin De Chambery Dry Vermouth. Together they impart a fresh and elegant nose, with a subtle and complex palate. To put it another way: I find it at 2:1:1 (or 3:2:2) to be a delicious and well balanced combination of gin, Campari, and vermouth. But that’s my problem. I figured it didn’t have the backbone for this and only included it as a reference point, but it did well. Your #1 is exactly the way I make them. Daniele from Italy here. Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon with Dolin Rouge Vermouth “For the Negroni’s kissing cousin, the Boulevardier, I first want to consider the overall balance of the cocktail,” says Mike Raymond, owner of renowned Houston whiskey bar Reserve 101. This French vermouth can be served as an aperitif on ice, a traditional before dinner drink in France but can also be a tasty ingredient in many cocktails, such as the famed Negroni and Manhattan. Punt e Mes — 4 The red kind. But I find 1:1;1 to be a perfect Negroni. Garnish. At equal parts, it achieves synergy — the whole greater than the sum of the parts — that seems, to me at least, to go away when you mess with the proportions. You certainly understand how to bring a problem to lighbt and make it important. From where I sit, Campari’s bitter enough. I see you don’t monetize drinksanddrinking.com, don’t waste your traffic, you can earn extra cash every month with new monetization method. I think that’s the best Negroni I’ve ever had. Of the 10 million or so variations on the Negroni, it is probably the oldest and almost certainly the best. It’s made with gin. About Dolin & Cie Base map data ©2017 Google. And I skip the bitters. Campari, and 1 oz. Luxardo Bitter Bianco. Discover the recipe of the cocktail cut scott based on red Dolin vermouth, an exceptional vermouth for the a testy and original vermouth cocktails ... Negroni. (1) Campari. ... ¾ oz. I don’t understand why its so cheap but it makes a pretty damn good Negroni! Dolin vermouth de Chambéry dry (17.5% ABV) A sophisticated, respected and unique vermouth manufactured in the Chambéry region. The only time this was best was when it ran unopposed. My absolute favorite Negroni is Ford’s Gin, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, and Campari. Yes, it comes with a bit of sweetness. Alas, Campari isn’t what it use to be since they changed the formulation a few years back. Use any gin or sweet vermouth you like, and it’s going to taste great. I’m beginning to realize what an incredible gin this really is. First, we did 5 rounds of 5, keeping the gin constant and doing 5 different vermouths. Not dry vermouth, not bianco vermouth, not barolo chinato (which is like double-dutch heaven), but sweet vermouth. And according to our specific palates. Read as I tuck into a Dolin/Gordon’s Negroni. That’s blasphemy, and it also doesn’t taste as good. Method. Reconnect with existing connections or create new once. There’s no adding more gin. Dear Jason, I deeply understand and appreciate your point of view! Ingredients. Process: First, we did 5 rounds of 5, keeping the gin constant and doing 5 different vermouths. In 1919 Count Camillio Negroni was at his local spot, Caffe Casoni in Florence, and was looking for a way to make his Americano stronger. I’m with you on Punt e Mes, it’s a more full bodied bold taste but works well. Drink. According to Robert Simonson, the White Negroni was invented in France when British bartender Wayne Collins had to make some Negronis, but couldn’t find Campari or sweet vermouth. thank you very much. It's unchanged recipe is one of our treasures. Use any gin or sweet vermouth you like, and it’s going to taste great. Then, we did 5 more rounds, keeping the vermouth constant and doing 5 different gins. It really shouldn’t have been in this experiement because t’s like a spin-off of a Negroni. But I’d gotten so used to the Campari being the ‘star’ of Dolin-featured Negronis (I do love the bitter notes a lot), that it was striking to see how fiercely Cocchi ‘boxed out’ the Campari. How have I missed this site for so long? Dolin Dry Vermouth. I’ve been unavoidably detained by planning a wedding for the last 6 or so months. VERMOUTH: Carpano Antica, Punt e Mes, Dolin Rouge, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, and Martini and Rossi. 30ml Greenall’s gin, Thanks for posting the results of your experiments. Luckily I have exactly your #1 combo of ingredients already on hand. A Negroni, Gin, Vermouth, and an Amaro, three basic ingredients, add an orange slice and your done. Dolin Vermouth de Chambery is made of fine wines and botanicals found in the Alpine meadows above Chambery. Pingback: Negroni Variations | Tartines to Tikis. Gin, Leopold Bros. Aperitivo, and Carpano Antica. It is one of the handful of mixed drinks that enjoys universal respect in this industry. We are realeased the book of the history of the Florentine Harry’s Bar. Almost no one specifies types of gin or vermouth, and in a way, it’s not vital — one of the charms of the Negroni is it’s near invincibility. Just to make an advice to people who come to Florence! This is the best adsense alternative for any I had a white negroni last week and fell in love, but the vermouth they used isn't available near me :(Their recipe is: Dolin Blanc. I am a big fan of your top rank of Tanq and Cocchi. The Blanc is traditionally served with a sliced strawberry, a splash of soda and a twist. The aftertaste has a slight spiciness to it. I am a huge lover of Negronis and your description of a Negroni vs. a cocktail made with gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari was perfect! the bartender of Florentine Harry’s Bar used to add more gin and less bitter Campari, ’cause americans didn’t like the taste of sweet Campari. He used to make it this way: Best Dry White. I can’t believe yyou aren’t more popular since you definitely have the gift. Hendrick’s: Performed better than I would’ve thought. | Drinks and Drinking, Follow Drinks and Drinking on WordPress.com. Thank you very much for your reply. . | Drinks and Drinking. We both, independently, liked Tanqueray and Cocchi best by a significant margin. 1oz Campari Absolutely awesome! Melt. Punt e Mes is recognizably darker than the others, but it tastes so different it’s not like we wouldn’t have known anyway. Campari is swapped out for Suze, the earthy French liqueur made from gentian root, in this bright riff on the classic Italian cocktail. It looks like I’ll have to try a better vermouth, since I didn’t know better when I bought Martini & Rossi for my first bottle of sweet vermouth. By clicking on 'yes', you confirm that you accept the terms and conditions of the website's legal notice and data protection policy. Dolin Vermouth de Chambery Rouge – French, the color of weak tea. Ever. Plymouth Navy Strength & Cocchi — 7 And bitters? Not even close. (This was in 2001, and perhaps that was the case back then, but those are both readily available now.) We recently did a vermouth tasting and will share the results soon. Hendricks — 4 As close to perfect as I can imagine. Carpano's other premium red vermouth, Punt e Mes, makes a pretty interesting Negroni if you like 'em bitter. Whatever about Martini Rosso vermouth holding up well in a negroni, for me Martini Bitters is actually preferable to Campari. Nonetheless: The Best Negroni* Carpano Antica is very rich and heavy also making a nice variation (although it kind of stomps out the gin a bit due to it’s heavy flavor, so don’t waste your high end gin in this one). Because that’s what’s in it. If I tally up Victoria’s and my votes, the data looks like this: Tanqueray — 6 in gooogle: murgrabia’s tools, I’ve had both Cocchi and Dolin in my bar for ages. I’ll pick up a bottle first thing as soon as I find it. type of website (they approve all sites), for more info simply search I’ve used Bombay Sapphire for many Negronis, and think they work just fine. Trivia: All of that history up there is true, unless of course Count Camillo Negroni never actually existed, but we’re pretty sure he did. Stir, and serve either on ice or up. Deal with it. Almost no one specifies types of gin or vermouth, and in a way, it’s not vital — one of the charms of the Negroni is it’s near invincibility. Try a Negroni made with Barr Hill Gin (if you can find it). If you wanna taste a perfect Altered Bunhueloni, I suggest to try with this ratio: The BEST negroni yet, What about Bombay Zaphire? Number of times each vermouth won it’s heat: Cocchi Vermouth di Torino — 7 Not mezcal, not aquavit, not genever, not barrel-aged gin. Stir juniper-laced gin with lightly sweet and bright Dolin Blanc instead of robust red sweet vermouth, then swap out the Campari for Cocchi Americano, and you've got the White Negroni—luscious but delicate, and wonderfully herbal. Its floral nature is absorbed by the cocktail and doesn’t stick out. Very pleasant Negroni. For a Negroni of extra bitterness and complexity, rich and … – Count Camillo Negroni was a real person! For the love of god. If you’re curious, there’s an admirably complete discussion of the topic here. Thank you! (3) Gin. Great post, thanks. fill half a glass with Beefeater Similarly, Cynar. talking abot online. A few people might do. I gotta say, I’m glad I found this post in 2018 (and have visited several times since). Please also try the following in equal proportions: Leopold Bros. But, Tanqueray and Cocchi is now my champion, and what I’ll make against any new combination I’m told about. I suspect most bartenders who truly love Negronis have a complicated relationship with the proportions. VERMOUTH: Carpano Antica, Punt e Mes, Dolin Rouge, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, and Martini and Rossi. *This was, admittedly, a … Maybe. To use this website, you must be of legal drinking age. This was a real hit among the many I rolled it out to previously before discovering Leopold Bros. Aperitivo (see my previous post). Great post. Carpano was too sweet, too much vanilla for most gins, but Beefeater handles it admirably. Dolin Vermouths are notably lighter, drier and less pungent than their larger commercial counterparts. I like mine with Carpano Antica and Campari. Your email address will not be published. (4) Equal Parts. Thank you so much for this! I will add to the rec’s here for Carpano Antica vermouth in the Negroni. It’s not a rule. I am going to have to try your #1 combo – I’m always looking for the perfect Negroni. As the legend goes, the negroni turned 100 in 2019. Made from Moscato wine, instead of the flat and dull Trebbiano (or Ugni blanc, which is the same). For a Full-Bodied Negroni: Cinzano 1757 Rosso Vermouth $33 Cinzano crafted this small-batch vermouth using the company’s original 1757 recipe as … The colour is not as bright either as the vermouth is fairly dark, making the cocktail slightly brown. 1oz Tanqueray Tanqueray: The bars I’ve worked at have always carried Beefeater instead of Tanqueray so I’ve never been too familiar with its nuances. By the end, every one of the 25 possible combinations was tasted twice in two different heats. Mixes with Campari like a dream. Thank you Sir. And yes I agreed on your opinion about slice and peel. Just drink one based on your recipes. (As everyone may read on your link). Negroni History: Where Did the Negroni Come From? No mention of 4 pillars gin, or have I been ‘taken’ believing this to be the gin of the Negroni? A 15 on a 1 to 10 scale! The orange slice not peel is a fundamental part of the drink. Martini and Rossi — 2. Available from Master of Malt (£14.95) More on spirits and vermouth. "A 'rosso/red/sweet' vermouth is the best to use when making a Negroni, as the sweetness complements the botanicals of the gin, balances the bitterness of the Campari, and pairs well with the orange wedge garnish," says Suyash Pande, head bartender at … I would never attempt to correct a Fiorentino on proper Negroni etiquette, and Mr. Vadorini sounds like he makes an incredible drink. Cocchi Vermouth di Torino: Performed incredibly well. Dolin's red vermouth has a very long history, punctuated with many prizes and awards. Hendricks & Punt e Mes — 7 It won my Martini experiments, after all, but the sarsparilla note comes through as wintergreen, and has no place in a Negroni. In any event, thank you so much for your reply. He asked the bartender to sub out the club soda with gin – and thus, the negroni was born. I hate being so mystical, but there are a small handful of cocktails that seem to call for it. and… lemon twist! Garnish with an orange slice or peel. My father has been drinking negroni all his life and always uses bombay gin, martini rosso and campari. I agree inre: Tanqueray. I hope to be able to have it someday. Then I got married a week ago, and am writing from Thailand, where cocktails don’t really exist, and the only single thing I’m excited about when this trip ends is renewing the writing on this blog. La vera storia del cocktail Negroni – Plan 2008. That might also explain why I settled on a 3:2:1 proportion. Dolin's red vermouth has a very long history, punctuated with many prizes and … (But it is excellent in anything involving a dark base spirit.) You should have included a shot of the two of you, just to see if you were still standing! But. I can’t speak to Miller’s negronis because I haven’t had one in ages, but I like Miller’s Westbourne as a gin. There’s room for all of it, I suppose! Because yes, the sweetness is a small problem, and my bartender instincts tell me to add more gin to balance it out. A peel looks cool but has no place in this drink. 1 oz Punt e Mes See Trivia, at bottom). Pingback: Batched ingredients don’t separate. Beefeater: Great product, great for Negronis. I find the orange peel twist really makes it shine. Points were given based on our respective ratings (we didn’t always agree, of course), and the data looked like this: There are a couple different ways to look at this: The way I like best is to count the amount of times each ingredient earned a 1st place ranking. Substitute Campari for any of it’s competitors, and it’s going to taste great. Yes, sometimes it might happen, but it’s not a rule! There is a rule in my house: if I ever make a Negroni for myself, and Victoria is home (or about to come home), I have to make one for her too. I tend to agree with you on most things and getting mixed opinions on Martin Miller’s.. What bitters? Thanks for the lesson and entertainment, it was enjoyable and appreciated! I find the cucumber presence extremely pleasant. Somewhere along the line, some genius (perhaps Gaspare Campari himself) united them with a little soda water and created the Americano, still the greatest pre-meal cocktail ever made. For a boozier take on the classic Negroni, add half an ounce more of gin to the mix. Ciao Daniele, I don’t think you have to eat the orange slice at the end. The Negroni is a classic gin and vermouth cocktail, and a great excuse to pick up a bottle of sweet vermouth. General terms and conditions & Terms of use on homepage. The Boulevardier is a bourbon Negroni—bourbon, sweet vermouth and Campari. I simply could not accept Campari’s switch to artificial coloring AND use of high fructose corn syrup in 2007. Lio. Victoria and I silently rated them, then shared when we were done. It’s the bacon of cocktails. Plymouth Gin. Ruddy and a bit muddy on the finish, with a very mild bitterness to it. The other interesting combination is the following in equal parts: Plymouth Gin, Gran Classico Bitters (Tempus Fugit), and Byrrh Grand Quinquina. But I’m finding the more of these experiments I do, the more I find Tanqueray still standing at the end. As for the sweet vermouth, there are a number of different options. Keep up the good work/play! 1oz gin Hey Jason, have you had a chance to try a Negroni made up with cocchi VdT and Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength? My go-to! Thank you! Dolin is among the few remaining independent producers of vermouth and the last producing Vermouth de Chambéry. fill the old fashioned glass with ice cubes I got exhausted because I was rushing. As we tasted every combination twice and both of us ranked them 1-5 each time, each Negroni has 4 ratings, so if it were #1 every single time, it would score a 4: Beefeater & Carpano — 6 (2) Sweet Vermouth. Excellent and informative, especially for those of us who know little about it. Identical glasses, identical large (2″ x 2″) ice, stirred the same amount of times, tasted double blind by both Victoria and I according to the sticker on the bottom of the glass method. Sometimes I’m in the mood for a cherry/chocolate Negroni with Punt e Mes, but if I just want a normal one, Punt e Mes is not the answer. Negroni temple Cafe Dante in NY, for example, employs Dorthy Parker gin, Lo-Fi dry vermouth, and Contratto bitter; but Beefeater, Dolin Dry, and Campari are totally fine. – about adding a little more of Gin: I’m from Florence, Italy, where Negroni is the most popular cocktail. And Hendrick’s is in its own category…its kinda different. I know you stated at the beginning that you were only tasting 5 “fairly standard” gins but I’m surprised by your choices. For those who aren’t aware, the Chambery region of France is historic in their production of white and dry vermouths. For a more accessible gin I’ve really been diggin’ New Amsterdam. And it give sone tanginess. The Negroni uses gin, and the Boulevardier is made with bourbon. Another way to sort the data is individual Negroni scores. ... Dolin has been making vermouth … Best, Dolin blanc’s elegance and slight vanilla edge marry beautifully in the ‘new classic’ Blond Negroni. A formidable vermouth!! I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Any tip, Will be aporeciated Famed for its super light profile and distinction of being the sole holder of the appellation d’origine contrôlée for vermouth in France, this aperitif is much drier and softer than its Italian cousins. The final combined results, with my ranking and Victoria’s ranking for reference, 6th: Carpano and Aviation | #6 and #5 Melt. All the Negronis with Dolin tasted flat & dull. And so, our question: what’s best? Dolin continues to make the authentic product according to the principles which earned Chambéry France’s only A.O. And BTW, I agree with you on the M&R in a Negroni; not satisfying. The proper proportion of vermouth to gin in a Martini can be a deeply personal matter, but more often than not, bartenders are reaching for Dolin Vermouth de Chambéry Dry when they want a classic French vermouth. A more demure style of vermouth, with a black cherry-like sourness that’s complemented by notes of rhubarb and a touch of coffee bean. Happy drinking. Thanks! Then, we did 5 more rounds, keeping the vermouth constant and doing 5 different gins. You’ll notice every ingredient had its own heat, so at one point or another, they all got at least 2 first place prizes, one from each of us. He took one sip, lightning struck in the same spot three times, Jesus appeared on a biscotti, and the Negroni cocktail was born (unless it wasn’t. Absolutely brilliant, also in Negroni. Pour the vermouth, gin and amaro into a mixing glass filled with ice. Mine is Tanqueray/Carpano/Campari. While I typically like my “standard” Negroni’s with something like Dolin Rouge, Punt e Mess (a bittered vermouth) makes a great one as well. Stir on ice. 1oz Sweet Vermouth Peel is not bad, ’cause gives an intense perfume and flavor, but the slice add some juice that is important for the balance. I’ll either tweak the ratios, or just make a few more and expect I’ll acquire the taste, or just get used to a very different flavor profile for a Cocchi Negroni. That’s the Negroni. Pingback: Carpano Antica | Drinks and Drinking. Just to say, most people in italy ised to drink it like this. And thanks to your post because I got to know another drinks and hopefully, I’ll have a taste of it too. Thanks for posting the results of your little experiment! Ever. Yes, a Cynar/Aperol/Cappelletti/etc Negroni is a fine drink, but a true Negroni has to be made with Campari. Towards the end uou actually eat it. IMO the vanilla notes in Antica make it fare relatively poorly in a Negroni. Yes is true, it’s three equal parts. When I was younger I used to like a little more gin, but now I appreciate the original 33% distribution. I get it, no one looks for the best Negroni because saying “best Negroni” is a little like saying “best orgasm” — yeah, there are shades of difference there, some better than others, but even a terrible one is still better than almost everything else in the world. Victoria and I silently rated them, then shared when we were done. In fact, of the 6 times Tanqueray and Cocchi was rated, there is only once where it wasn’t #1, a weird spike in the data on our very first test and one I’m tempted to explain away by error, but we’ll never know. Thanks for recommending a some alternative vermouths! There is a distillery here in DC (One Eight Distilling) that is producing my current favorite “Ivy City Gin”. Most cocktail bartenders I polled before starting this said Beefeater and Carpano are the best, and indeed, it’s great. I chose gins and vermouths that are fairly standard. for vermouth back in 1932. Manhattan or Negroni? This rule was put in place more than two years ago, and never once has it been broken, never turned down, never exceptioned. Understir it, overstir it, add orange bitters, screw up the measurements, carbonate it, age it in barrels, do whatever you want to it, and it’ll still be great. Aviation — 2. Maybe I should revisit that ingredient? Every time. 1/2 oz Campari Searched a long time for recommendations on the best ACTUAL ingredients and came across this page which is so thorough and informative. Bartenders are a tinkery bunch, which is mostly a good thing, but here, we’re sticking with Campari. Julian. Batched ingredients don’t separate. As double blind as possible, anyway. story. But there’s something magic about an equal parts Negroni, and it frustrates me that I can’t describe it. More people have to look at this and understand this side of thhe However, this is how we did the Final Round, because it has the added benefit being fairly diverse, which is good because they’ve already competed against themselves in every possible way. The Negroni is the gin and vermouth cocktail that needs no introduction. Batched ingredients don’t separate. Garnish with an orange slice or peel. The White Negroni was first created by Wayne Collins in an attempt to make a Negroni with all french ingredients, leading him to use Lillet Blanc and Suze in place of the standard Campari and Sweet Vermouth… 1oz Campari. Secretly glad is Tanqueray too as this is my favourite gin and is therefore always ‘in stock’. So very solid and versatile. And yes, I take that comparison as seriously as it deserves, because like bacon, (1) it is always great, and (2) I’m never not in the mood for it. The subtle bitterness comes first followed by nice sweetness, nothing too sugary. I sometimes do that, but mostly don’t. Martini and Rossi: Terrible. Most of those gins are either gross or grossly overpriced. But its up to taste. I’d used Dolin (with either Tanqueray or Bombay) for Negronis, and Cocchi Vermouth di Torino for more ‘exotic’ drinks, or for recipes that had specifically called for it (e.g., Jamie Boudreau’s glorious Fighattan). Hey Jason Great post , really agree with your points. And yes, with more gin, the drink is more balanced, as we normally understand the concept. #NegroniCount2017, Hi. Now to buy the other ingredients…, just tried Tanqueray’s new gin– RANGPUR lime. I’ll drink Hendrick’s & Punt e Mes Negronis all day. What’s the best recipe for a Clover Club? 30ml Dolin red vermouth, 2nd: Tanqueray and Dolin | #3 and #2 Also Dolin, which is quite a bit less sweet. Yes, obviously I’m only tasting 5 each, and yes, I might be missing out on some other brand that makes the Negroni of my dreams. Look anywhere for the recipe for a Negroni and you’ll find the same thing, more or less everywhere, from more or less everyone: The Negroni Drink. For a truly wonderful Negroni substitute it with Gran Classico Bitter. Can I simply say what a relief to uncover a person that truly knows what they are Aviation: I love Aviation gin. What gin, what vermouth, what combination? Great work. The text is both english and italian. 4th: Beefeater and Carpano | #4 and #4 Ever. But I also like very much with Carpano Antica (which should be the nearest to the original flavour), and Tanqueray too. Negroni verdict: With equal parts, the vermouth shines through the most. For a classic Negroni with a London dry gin like Beefeater or Tanq it can't be beaten. Negroni temple Cafe Dante in NY, for example, employs Dorthy Parker gin, Lo-Fi dry vermouth, and Contratto bitter; but Beefeater, Dolin Dry, and Campari are totally fine. I’m sure you’ll message me about it. I’m surprised to say that I don’t think that I prefer it, not at first taste anyway. Tanqueray & Dolin — 9. With strict rules. There are SO MANY excellent gins being produced today. I find it is closer in flavor to Campari and it actually makes a nice substitute. ... Well, we break that rule with Dolin Vermouth too. Never tried Hendricks in a Negroni, probably never will. 2-3 drops is super yummy! Great article. 3rd: Hendrick’s and Punt e Mes | #2 and #6 Westbourne Strength it is probably the oldest and almost certainly the best *. Category…Its kinda different frustrates me that I don ’ t you any gin sweet. Shot of the Negronis, and it ’ s great we both,,! Makes it shine a dark base spirit. 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