When we go to the lake we always go to have an aperitif down at the boardwalk. We always order either a Negroni or a Americano. The house is in Cannobio Italy and of course, when you order, they know exactly what you are talking about since Italians invented these two drinks.
But when you go here in Switzerland and order the same thing they look at you like you come from the edge of Hell!

so, here are the recipes for those freaky-waiters who do not know what Negroni or Americano are!!! In case of they come into this blog!!!

The Negroni cocktail is made of 1 part gin, 1 part vermouth, and 1 part bitter (normally Campari). It is considered an aperitif, or a pre-dinner cocktail intended to stimulate the appetite.

The Americano is a cocktail composed of Campari, sweet vermouth, and club soda.


September 26, 2008 at 4:10 PM Melissa la O' said...

I almost pat out a version of filipino trying to be american pizza reading this...

wished I had that perfect campari, blend...

maybe next time, but only with the right munchies!

September 28, 2008 at 10:59 PM dov said...

i just would like to add that the negroni cocktail drives you really NEGER and it can be a little dangerous...i'm sure you'll understand what i mean LILY. i'm looking forward to drinking one with you cause here nobody knows these two best drinks in the world. i think it's due to the fact that they are almost as rare as we are unique persons. hahaha
see u cuuggggg