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Bitter sweet symphony.

bitter sweet symphony.
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In our Happiest Hour series with AMASS botanical spirits, we talk content and cocktails (or mocktails)—giving you everything you need to set the mood.

With most of us wishing Stanley Tucci was behind our at-home bar, we've been inspired to serve ourselves one of whatever he's having. This week's Negroni recipe (named after the Verve's 1997 cult classic) comes straight from Robby, sales director, and longtime beverage expert, at the Los Angeles-based spirit brand, AMASS. While a standard recipe calls for a 1:1:1 ratio, AMASS' extra kick of gin is sure to hit the spot. For a pared-down non-alcoholic version, try the aptly named Nogroni

Liquid courage.

Bitter Sweet Symphony

what you'll need:

1.5 oz amass dry gin
1 oz campari
1 oz sweet vermouth
orange twist, for garnish

how to do it:
Combine gin, campari, and sweet vermouth in a glass filled with ice. Stir gently and garnish with an orange twist.

for a zero-proof option:

the Nogroni

2 oz strong hibiscus tea
1 oz of your favorite non-alc spirit
0.75 oz simple syrup

Stirred on the rocks with an orange twist. 

To discuss.

Music is one of life's most underrated aphrodisiacs. And there are a few artists who consistently nail...getting nailed. Case in point: James Blake, read more about why his sweet, sweet tunes turn you on here.

Mood music.

Come with us to a cozy hotel lobby with live piano and a deep velvet chair, Carry You With Me gives us the soft night music we need: romantic classical soundtracks from Alessio Bax to John Berry. Get the full playlist here.

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