Invented in 1919 by Count Camillo Negroni in Florence, the Negroni is actually a variation on another classic cocktail, the Americano.
It was 100 years ago that Count Negroni asked his bartender at the Cassoni Cafe on the Via de’ Tornabuoni to stiffen his Americano by replacing the soda with gin. History records that the bartender, one Fosco Scarselli, also replaced the lemon with an orange slice.
To celebrate 100 years of this quintessentially Italian cocktail, we are offering 2 negroni for the price of 1. Today through Sunday.