If you are of drinking age, then chances are you have had a Negroni before. You may have even liked the stiff drink. Good, because it’s magical and easy to make! Just 1 oz. Gin, 1 oz. Campari, and 1 oz. sweet red vermouth will have you sipping this red elixir in no time. But how was it created?

Rumor has it, over 100 years ago Count Camillo Negroni asked a bartender in Florence to stiffen an Americano by replacing the soda water with gin. Is this story true? Negroni connoisseur Matt Hranek tells the story and much more in his book The Negroni: A Love Affair with a Classic Cocktail. His tribute to the cocktail includes a curated collection of recipes, new takes on the classic, and more.

A must-have for your bar or coffee table. Get it over on Amazon.