Monday, February 20, 2012

Day Twenty-Two: The Equal Parts Negroni

I simply cannot get with the equal parts Negroni. There are seemingly so many people who feel that 1oz gin, 1oz Campari, and 1oz sweet vermouth stirred and strained is a perfect cocktail. Whether you take it over ice/neat or with an orange slice/flamed orange twist - those are separate deals altogether. What I'm trying to figure out is just how many other people are like me and find the Campari too dominant in a 1:1:1'er? Who else prefers the gin dialed up a bit?*

*The exception: if I have on hand a high proof gin (i.e. North Shore's Mighty Gin or Plymouth's Navy Strength), then I'm cool mixing an equal parter.