Negroni (Katie Loeb)

1 12 oz Gin, Plymouth
1 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Antica Formula
34 oz Campari
Stir and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with flamed orange peel, dropped into glass.
A slight variation on the classic Negroni, as perfected by Katie Loeb. She refers to it in the bar as "My Best Negroni."
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Renamed from "My Best

Renamed from "My Best Negroni" to "Negroni (Katie Loeb)"; with her consent via eGullet message. While Katie's name works well within the context of her bar, it doesn't work so well when published globally. She notes that she is a super-taster and finds the bitter elements in this version very much to her liking.

I have to say -- and I love

I have to say -- and I love Katie's work -- that if she's a real supertaster (as in extreme PROP sensitivity) it's impossible that she'd love the bitterness. That said, I adore her version, which is like a Negroni with a bonus kick in the tush with a spiked boot.