Negroni cocktail was named after the Count Pascal-Olivier de Negroni (and not after Camillo Negroni as members of the Negroni family stated), a famous general of the army. It is said that Count Negroni asked once in Florence the bartender Fosco Scarselli to prepare an Americano, but to substitute soda water with gin. Fosco Scarselli prepared the cocktail as the Count wished and in order to show that this cocktail was a different one, he added instead of a lemon zest, an orange one.
Mediterranean Negroni is a very different recipe, much more Mediterranean and spring, which combines Chios mastic with sweet red vermouth and the bitterness of Campari. An easy cocktail for negroni and strawberry lovers !
- old-fashioned or rocks cocktail glass
- cocktail strainer
First, muddle lightly two strawberries in the bottom of the shaker and add ice.
Then, add Skinos mastiha spirit.
Pour Sweet Red Vermouth and Campari.
Shake well and fine strain in glass filled with ice.
Serve with roasted pistachios from Aegina!
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