No need to venture across the Atlantic to experience Italian drinking culture: New Yorkers will be at the coolest new happy hour right inside The Mondrian this Friday, September 28th from 5:30PM – 8:30PM for the launch of Caffe Torino, an aperitivo hour featuring their new cocktail, the Martini & Rossi Nassau Negroni.
Caffe Torino at The Mondrian emblemizes the relaxed drinking style of pre-war Italy; a world once lost now finding new life in modern iterations of the classic Italian aperitivo hour, for which the original Caffe Torino was so well known.
In Good Company bartender Will Benedetto will be showing off his new creation, which features Martini & Rossi’s recently debuted line of Riserva Speciale Bitter. The ingredients of the elevated Nassau Negroni—including Bacardi 4 Year Aged Rum, Marsala-infused Martini & Rosso Vermouth, and a torched pineapple wedge garnish—highlight the aromatic herbal and floral notes of the bitters, creating a new twist on the classic Negroni.
A second Caffe Torino aperitivo hour will be happening at the Mondrian on October 12th for those who can’t make it this week.
Not able to make either, make it at home with the recipe below.
NASSAU NEGRONI RECIPE
1.25 oz of Bacardi 4 year
.75 oz of Martini Riserva Speciale Bitter
.75 Marsala Infused Martini Rosso Vermouth
Stir ingredients together and serve in a rocks glass on the rocks.
Garnish with a pineapple wedge torched to order.