A ‘Gatsby’-Inspired Gin Cocktail –
Today alone three friends are now reading The Great Gatsby and talking about the movie release. what better time to showcase one of Leon’s signature cocktails.
The Oak Barrel Aged Negroni.
The History is as follows:
During Prohibition, Americans were flocking to Italy not just to enjoy a fabulous European getaway, but to indulge in cocktails guilt-free. During this time, thirsty Italian count Camillo Negroni asked his barkeep at Café Casoni in Florence for a stronger version of his signature drink, the Americano. Since this era’s reigning spirit was gin, his cocktail was “accidently” prepared with plenty of it. The result was the Negroni and the rest, as they say, is history. Today, this bitter aperitif, also known as “a gentleman’s drink,” can still be savored here at Leon’s, where we take great pride in serving guests this old-school favorite aged in our own barrels.
Join us for one – I promise you will not be disappointed!