The Covalent Bond

This site is dedicated to the sharing of ideas in the field of music, literature, and whatever else strikes my fancy. To play the music, you must have Rhapsody. I am just getting started. There will be more to come. "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein

Monday, March 27, 2006

In Pursuit of the Perfect Cocktail

My quest for the perfect cocktail continued this weekend with a study of the Negroni, that classic combination of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. A thoroughly enjoyable libation, but to many an acquired taste, the negroni has gained in fashion recently. My liquid research included the classic 1:1:1 ratio of Hendrick's Gin, Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth, and Campari. Though the drink was excellent, I felt that there was room for improvement. I would like to try various combinations of gin and sweet vermouth, in particular, I would like to try Punt e Mes Vermouth, both their regular and Antica formula. In regards to gin, there are a number of variations I would like to try including: Plymouth, Junipero, and Bombay Sapphire. Oh yes, music makes the research that much more enjoyable, jazz being the perfect accompaniment. Click here to listen

1. Straight Ahead - Kenny Dorham
2. Caprice - Ron Thomas Trio
3. The Calling - Alex Harding & Blutopia
4. Our Thing - Joe Henderson
5. For Giuffre - Lucian Ban & Asymmetry
6. Caravan (Ellington / Mills / Tizol) - Eyran Katsenelenbogen
7. Back In The Day - Orbert Davis
8. Fuego - Donald Byrd
9. Folk Song - Klaus Suonsaari
10. Breath of the Volcano (Geoffrey Keezer) - Geoffrey Keezer
11. Love In Outer Space - Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Arkestra
12. At The Ball - Jarmo Savolainen
13. Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year - Joe Locke and David Hazeltine Quartet
14. Adventures Aboard The Golden Mean - Wayne Shorter


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