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I used to walk by a WA state liquor store on my way home from college. I would buy a mini or two depending on what they had - and again, small town, WA state liquor store... choices were limited.

I bought a 50ml bottle of Campari one fine September day. I tried some.

Some people like dandelion wine. I'm not sure why. I suspect they're the same people who like Campari. I know beyond a reasonable doubt that I am not one of those people, have never been, will never be.

As far as your cocktail? Try skipping all that bullshit and just go for "most of a highball" of tonic water and "the rest of a highball" of cheap-ass $9/gallon Gallo table wine. Substantially better, costs almost nothing, makes the summer go by.