Just recently started getting in to cocktails after going to Notturno
cocktail bar in Vancouver.
My favourites at the moment are:
A cousin of the Negroni, the Boulvardier subs in bourbon for gin.
1 1/2 oz. bourbon
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. sweet vermouth
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
Garnish: orange slice, lemon twist or cherry
Stir long and well with ice in a mixing glass and strain into a cocktail glass.
1.5 oz vodka
1.5 oz white port
1 dash Angostura bitters
Stir and serve up in a cocktail glass with an optional orange or lemon twist for garnish.
The Lucien Gaudin Cocktail:
1 ounce gin
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1/2 ounce Campari
1/2 ounce French vermouth
Stir in a mixing glass with ice, strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist.
The Boulevardier & Lucien are very bitter.
Also had a cocktail of 1/2 oz Campari mixed with a good, hoppy, bitter IPA in an 8oz cocktail glass.