Like the drink, the book drips European post-war cool. And it's just possible it might make you a little thirsty. Few cocktails have acquired the cult status of the Negroni thanks to its stylish Italian associations, seductive taste and illustrious history.With its flamboyant red hue, aromatic nose and sophisticated palate of exotic botanicals and herbaceous bitters, the Negroni has come to be an icon amongst cocktails. The Life Negroni is the perfect read for the bon vivant. It offers a unique perspective on the cocktail by delving into its history, dissecting the ingredients (gin, vermouth, bitters, ice and orange), discovering a world of avant-garde art, contemporary design, modernist architecture and Italian fashion, and meeting with its ambassadors and aficionados around the world. Archive images, original art work, contemporary photographs and first hand interviews with experts and aficionados combine to tell the compelling story of this classic cocktail and what it has come to represent.
This sumptuous 300+ page book begins by taking the reader on an adventurous journey to Florence and Corsica to discover the cocktail s captivating history that includes a passionate debated about the origin and the threat of a duel. It then presents the Negroni in the present day, noting its influence on style, fashion, and etiquette, on music and art, on cocktail bars and luxury hotels. The condition of the book is very good. Pages are clean and crisp.Binding very good and secure. A First Edition that's signed by authors to inner page & dedicated to "Wanda". With original dustjacket (which has a small tear to the bottom right cover). Please view photos to get a clear indication of the condition.
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