Alcohol Professor: Duelling Counts


On Alcohol Professor, I’m looking at the Dueling Counts fighting over the creation of one of the best cocktails, the Negroni, and James Bond’s affection for the drink.

In his book Everyday Drinking, acclaimed British author Kingsley Amis described the Americano as “good at lunchtime and before Italian food.” He then went on to write: “If you feel that, pleasant as it is, it still lacks something, throw in a shot of gin and the result is a Negroni. This is a really fine invention. It has the power, rare with drinks and indeed with anything else, of cheering you up.”

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