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A Spontaneous Libation for your Consideration

Trainspotter

Posted by Craig E. Created by Thomas Newcomb, The Continental Room, Fullerton, CA via Gaz Regan.
Instructions

Stir, strain, up, garnish.

Notes

The ingredient list would suggest flavors going in many different directions, but they hold together nicely. Well balanced.

History

Newcomb considers this a twist on a Brooklyn. He named it after the Trainspotting movie.

Curator rating
4 stars
Average rating
4 stars
(26 ratings)

From the Knowledge Vault

The Flight of the Negroni

The Negroni is indomitable. Attack it with skewed ratios, and it rallies. Violate the ingredients, and it stubbornly persists. I can’t think of another drink that you can screw up so thoroughly and still enjoy the result.

This history of the Negroni is disputed, but probably dates to 1919, where the Americano was stiffened by substituting gin for the soda water. Regardless of exactly who created the drink and when, the Negroni is the King of bitter cocktails. If you spy a bottle of Campari on the backbar, the bartender probably knows how to make a Negroni.

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Recent Discussion

  • Re Gods of Old, 8 hours 55 minutes ago HallA commented:

    Excellent Meletti cocktail with nice dark notes from the amaro and creme de cacao balancing rye spice. Very nice.

  • Re Cuban Anole, 1 day 17 hours ago davidnir commented:

    The first sip or two is tasty, but ultimately I found the drink too sweet. Even though PKNY listed it in the Mai Tai section of its menu (I'm guessing because of the agricole), the lack of Curaçao makes it a lot closer to a Daiquiri. The spec, then, only has 1.5 oz of r(h)um to 1 oz of syrup, making it proportionally almost twice as sweet as a traditional Daiq, which would typically have 2 oz of rum and just .75 oz of sugar. I personally would not make again.

  • Re Northern Lights (David Delaney Jr.), 3 days 6 hours ago PromBox commented:

    ‘French 75’ with cranberry. Lime juice mixes better with the sour cran than the lemon imo. We used a 50/50 mix with a Freixenet cava. Be sure to double strain.

  • Re Rational Thought, 5 days 6 hours ago Zachary Pearson commented:

    I've always thought that the PF Curacao tasted like baby aspirin. Thanks, Zachary

  • Re Rational Thought, 6 days 18 hours ago bvankammen commented:

    Good use of the pear, which comes through in the right amount. I did not like the contribution of the curacao as much, which gave the drink a "Smarties" taste. Overall it's an extremely fruity cocktail. Not bad, but also just forgettable.