It is said that count Camillo Negroni was the first to make this bittersweet drink in 1919 at Caffé Casoni, in Via de’ Tornabuoni in Florence, Itialy. The Cafe is still there today, though commonly known as Caffé Roberto Cavalli
Count Negroni needed something strong and asked his bartender Fosco Scarselli to strengthen his favourite drink Americano with gin instead of sodawater, which was usually added.
Fosco did this and also changed the normal lemon garnish with a thin peel of orange, and the Negroni Cocktail was born. Today it is seen as one of the most important and common drinks.
Casoni Fabbricazione Liquori which is situated in Finale Emilia, Modena enjoys more than 200 years of history, and is one of Italys oldest distillerys, founded in 1814, an important year for many Norwegians….
We do not need to go into the speculation if there is a link between the producer Casoni and the Caffé Casoni where the drink first was born, but the fact that the producer Casoni since the very beginning was leading in the production of Italian alcoholic beverages like bitters and vermouths are well anchored in the books of italian history.
Casoni has implemented bartender Fosco`s heritage on, and mixed equal amounts of gin, vermouth and bitter together. The mixture has 26% alcohol, and sits to rest to find its identity, before it is bottled so that anyone who loves cocktails can easily enjoy a Classic Negroni Cocktail without any hassle.
“Simply pour over ice and add a zest of orange”
Price: 284,80 nok