Embark on a historical journey with four iconic cocktails that trace the evolution of the beloved Negroni. From the Milano-Torino's inception to the delightful twist of the Negroni Sbagliato, experience the story in every sip.
The Negroni, with its alluring ruby hue and perfect balance of bitter and sweet, is more than just a cocktail; it's a tale of evolution, innovation, and serendipity. Our special menu section, "The Negroni Journey," invites you on a voyage through time, tracing the steps of this iconic drink.
Date of Invention: Early 19th century
Before the Negroni, there was the Milano-Torino. A harmonious blend of Campari from Milan and sweet vermouth from Turin, this cocktail pays homage to its namesake cities.
It's the base from which the Negroni's story begins and the beginning of mixology in Italy.
The Milano-Torino is a straightforward representation of its two primary ingredients: Campari from Milan (Milano) and Vermouth from Turin (Torino). This cocktail is the father of many modern aperitifs and was named for the two cities from which its main components are from. It was a popular choice among those who enjoyed a simple and balanced aperitif.
As American soldiers frequented Italy during World War I, they took a liking to the Milano-Torino but sought a milder version. By adding a splash of soda water, the "Americano" was born. This drink is not just a testament to the blend of cultures but also draws a parallel with the birth of the "Americano" coffee in Italy.
Legend has it that Count Camillo Negroni, seeking something stronger, replaced the soda in his Americano with gin. The result? A cocktail that's both bold and balanced, and one that would go on to take the world by storm.
In a delightful twist of fate, a bartender mistakenly added sparkling wine instead of gin to the Negroni, giving birth to the "Negroni Sbagliato" or the "Mistaken Negroni." This bubbly version offers a lighter, effervescent take on the classic.
"The Negroni Journey" is more than a menu; it's a celebration of a cocktail's rich history and the serendipities that have shaped its legacy. Join us in toasting to the past, present, and future of this beloved drink.