An Egg Yolk Omelet, Special Salad Dressing and a Negroni Sbagliato, Please
The Negroni Sbagliato, also known as the ‘Salmon Basket’, is a fancy word for a drink that combines champagne, sherry and a cocktail umbrella, to take the place of any other, and was invented by the man that is the King of Negroni, ‘Il Giorno’ Niccolò Piccioli, in the late 1950s.
He would mix up a drink, named after a particular day and time of the day, which for him was always on the first Friday of every month, and it became extremely popular, becoming a fixture in the cocktail scene of the early 1960s.
The origins of the Negroni have long been shrouded in mystery, but it would be fair to say that it wasn’t invented by either Giorno, or Piccioli, but by a man who would later become the most successful mixer in cocktails, and one of the most famous bartenders in the world, who was at that time a waiter at the Café Angiolina, and would later become the first bartender to run his own establishment, one of the first of which was also established at a very young age, at the age of 16, in a small village in the area of Tuscany, named ‘Trapani’, in the beautiful ‘Valle dei Principi’, ‘Valle di Pietrattice’.
When he was 16, he would make his own cocktails and when he became 21 he would open his own bar. It would be quite a successful venture, and at the age of 30, he would come up with the idea of creating his own drink, and create himself as the master of the day, inventing the ‘Coffee and Champagne Cocktail’, known in Italy and the United States as the ‘Coffee and Champagne Cocktail’, and his drink became a very sought after drink in the United States, and was then brought to Europe.
When he arrived at the Café Angiolina, as a young boy of 16 he would always drink a Negroni, and it had originally come from a man that owned a nearby restaurant. The owner would be quite a regular in the restaurant, at