The history of Italy’s favourite drink is tainted in legend. Among the many different theories over the subject, the most reputable tale that of an accidental epiphany. It was 1919 and Count Negroni was about to have his usual Americano at his local, Caffè Casoni. He realised though, that he was in the mood for something stronger, thus he asked the owner, Fosco Scarselli, to substitute the customary soda with a part of Gin. The skillful bar owner executed and the first ever Negroni was served. The Count when on to found the Negroni distillery and marketed a readymade version of the cocktail duly named Antico Negroni 1919.
Maurizio will be back in London with two new cocktails for Perfume sir?