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Recommended liquor: So that you can start mixing your cocktails as soon as your box arrives, why not go get your bottles now? This month's box requires a two-bottle combo to complete our Negronis. While you'll definitely need Campari, each of this month's featured bartenders also has a gin recommendation for you to aid in your selection process! Any of them will work well for all three recipes found in this box, depending on your preference:
For Greg Mayer, Bulldog Gin is the way to go: “A bold and flavorful London Dry–style gin that also incorporates notes of lavender, citrus, and other botanicals, it meshes very nicely with these cocktails.”
“Waterloo's No. 9 Gin mixes beautifully in bold cocktails like Negronis. The 47% ABV makes it an ideal proof for mixing, and its botanical blend is just juniper heavy enough to hold up against other strong flavors, like Campari,” says Caer Maiko. While paying homage to traditional London Dry gins, it’s crafted in New American style, distilled with lavender, grapefruit, and pecan, which makes it a gin that embraces the Texas terroir.
Kevin Diedrich has found a truly versatile classic in Sipsmith Gin. “It has been my go-to for many gin-based cocktails over the years, as it’s always been such a workhorse in either spirit-forward cocktails or citrus-based cocktails. It holds true to what a London Dry gin should be: heavy on the juniper and citrus notes with a great silky texture.”
If you prefer to order your bottles online, our friends at Curiada have made the Campari, Bulldog Gin, Sipsmith Gin, and a bundle of the Campari + Bulldog Gin available in their Shaker & Spoon Collection.
Recommended amount: To make all 12 drinks, you'll need 12 oz of Campari and 14 oz of gin; a 375ml of Campari and 750ml of gin will be your best bet—unless, of course, you'd like a larger bottle Campari for mixing classic Negronis after you've finished your box!
Recommended barware: A few different jiggers that measure 1/2 and 1 oz, as well as a teaspoon measure, strainer, bar spoon, mixing glass, and shaker. These are not all strictly necessary, but will improve your mixology experience.
Recommended glassware: A collins glass, a double rocks glass, and a rocks glass.
Recommended ice: To make all 12 cocktails in one go, you'll need about 6 pounds of ice (6 ice trays’ worth).
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