15 February 2010

Caribbean Hut Pizza; Campari vs Cinzano Rosso

It being self-proclaimed pizza weekend, we decided to check out Caribbean Hut Pizza on Hastings. Except, none of us ate pizza. I wanted to try the roti, but decided to go, of all things, with a Persian Wrap -- mashed lamb with beans, potatoes and veggies. It was ok.

Later I conducted a taste test between Campari and Cinzano Rosso, knowing basically nothing about either. I once had a drink made with orange juice that was mixed with one of these, but I can't remember which (probably Campari, since it has a recipe for this drink on the back label). We didn't have any orange juice, so I mixed them both with a bit of lemon and sugar. I think that Campari, a type of bitters, wins as a stand-alone drink, though weighing in at 25% alcohol, it is quite a bit stronger. Cinzano Rosso, which is an amber vermouth, is lighter at 15% alcohol, but with more of a fermenty after-taste. Both are pretty great though. Both also have their own extremely fancy and ridiculous flash-heavy websites.

Campari wins again here, for its interactive menu of cocktails, each of which lists a recipe and shows a step-by-step video narrated with a British accent of a bartender mixing the drink. (This is also available as an iPhone app!) Several of these drinks consist of both Campari and Cinzano Rosso. I may never drink anything else again.

1 comment:

  1. i'm a recent convert to both. reasonably priced too. sarah.


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