La fee rouge

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By Absinthedrinker on Monday, July 02, 2001 - 09:12 am: Edit

Did you try Punt e Mes while you were in Italy? It's a type of red vermouth but not over sweet, goes well with soda or straight up.

By Pataphysician on Sunday, July 01, 2001 - 04:18 pm: Edit

I had lots of great drinks in Italy recently: Campari, Mirto, Cymbar, Grappa. I even came up with my own cocktail. I wanted a brandy with a beer chaser, so I asked the waiter for "a brandy and a Peroni." He looked puzzled, but he came back with a tall glass of beer and I sat there waiting for my brandy. Finally I got impatient and took a gulp of the beer. GACK!! The waiter thought I said "a Brandy and Peroni" so he mixed them together.

By Admin on Sunday, July 01, 2001 - 03:12 pm: Edit

Believe it or not, I was a teetotaler until about age 26. After rather wild career as a juvenile delinquent.

But I am a huge fan of citron & soda so this will no doubt make me very happy.

By Morriganlefey on Sunday, July 01, 2001 - 12:19 pm: Edit

Kallisti the afficienado of tasty cocktail concoctions NOT well-acquianted with Campari??! Egads, how have ye lived thus far??

The lovely orangey-pink drink I was sipping at Montage apree Moulin Rouge was a campari & soda. I will certainly bring some to the Bastille soiree. You will be initiated.

- M

By Midas on Sunday, July 01, 2001 - 04:18 am: Edit


By Thegreenimp on Sunday, July 01, 2001 - 12:56 am: Edit

Try this cocktail: Americano
1oz Campari
1/2 oz or 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
Club Soda & Ice Cubes
1 thin slice orange
stir Campari and Vermouth together in a highball glass, add club soda and orange.
1 1/2 oz Campari 1 1/2 Sweet Vermouth
1 1/2 oz Gin, add Ice cubes & orange slice

By Head_Prosthesis on Saturday, June 30, 2001 - 11:24 pm: Edit

Shall I Compari on a summer's day?

By Admin on Saturday, June 30, 2001 - 10:45 pm: Edit

How come I have never had this? I am sadly remiss. Someone, fix me a cocktail quick please.

By Morriganlefey on Saturday, June 30, 2001 - 05:01 pm: Edit

Oh yes - Campari is my daily bev of choice (I just can't do absinthe daily). The bitter orange completely floats my boat.

A chilled Campari & soda on a hot day - yesssssss. For extra kick, add a twist of infused vodka (lemon, rasberry, or orange all work nice, especially if you infuse it yourself).


By Germanandy on Saturday, June 30, 2001 - 03:29 pm: Edit

campari works best with orange juice, imho.


By Guillermo on Saturday, June 30, 2001 - 02:27 pm: Edit


I'm Campari crazy! Ever tried the stuff? It's like nothing I've ever had before -- full-bodied, yet not syrupy; complex, delicious. Put it with soda water over ice and enjoy!


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