The Negroni was born in Florence in 1919, and its invention is attributed to Count Negroni, who asked his waiter to make his favorite cocktail, the Americano, something stronger, by adding gin instead of soda. The waiter then gave it a special touch, by adding lemon instead of orange, and thus creating a classic cocktail.
How to prepare it: 1/3 red vermouth, 1/3 Campari and 1/3 gin into a glass with ice and an orange slice on the glass rim.
Bloody Mary (France)
This cocktail is one of the internationally best known, and it seems as if it had its origins in Paris in 1920, although it was soon consumed in other parts of the world.
The recipe of Bloody Mary: three-quarters of vodka, double amount of tomato juice, salt, black pepper, three drops of Tabasco and three drops of Worcestershire-sauce along with some lemonade juice.
Cocktail Hugo (Italy and Germany)
Just recently emerged in northern Italy, but is a classic of the German summer. Visually, it is similar to the Mojito, but is more refreshing.
The recipe of the cocktail Hugo: 7 Cl. Prosecco sparkling wine, 3 Cl. elderberry syrup, mint, and 2 Cl. Soda. It is served in a wine glass with ice.
Pimm´s Nº1 Cup (England)
Pimm’s is a beverage originating from England, and if you have never drank it, the description that best suits, is an aromatic and fruity red vermouth. The number corresponds to the liqueur type, of which there are the numbers 1, 3 and 6.
We take a glass and fill it with a slice of lemon, orange and lime, a strawberry cut in pieces, two slices of cucumber, and some cube pieces of apple. We add two ice cubes, and we mix in a shaker a quarter of Pimm’s with three quarters of lemonade. Then serve in a glass.
The sangria is the summer cocktail par excellence in Spain, very refreshing and with countless variations.
This cocktail is presented in a jug made of glass, and is the result of the maceration of red wine with sugar, lemon and orange juice, and season fruits cut into pieces.