We are getting ready for a heatwave at the end of the week, but yesterday the sky still looked a bad shade of grey. Nothing better to cheer us up than making an apéritif in the garden. The flower in the hair is optional but helps the get into a good mood! 

Are you ready for a classic? It's Negroni time!

1919, Florence, Italy. Count Negroni asked the barman of Caffé Cassoni to make his favourite cocktail, the Americano, a bit stronger. The soda water was replaced by gin and the Negroni was born. Caffé Cassoni still exists, on the corner of the Via della Spada, but is now called Caffé Giacosa and owned by fashion design Roberto Cavalli. 

You need:
a jigger
lots of ice
short tumbler glass
long spoon London dry gin
Martini Rosso
Martini Bitter
one orange

Cut one slice of the orange and cut it in two. Put it in the tumbler glass and press with a spoon to free the juice of the flesh and the aroma of the peel. Pour one part gin, one part Martini Rosso and one part Martini Bitter in the glass, stir. Add icecubes and garnish with orange peel. 

cin cin! (have a look at our 'vintage' video!)

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