In the 1800’s in Italy, a drink called the Milano-Torino, or Mi-To was created. Its name derives from the origins of the ingredients, Campari from Milan and sweet vermouth from Turin. When American GIs came over to Europe during WWI they fell in love with the drink and would order it all the time. Locals started to refer to it as the Americano. According to legend, one day Count Camille Negroni asked his bartender for an Americano with a kick. The bartender added gin to it and named it after the count. A Negroni is a timeless and perfect digestif. It stimulates the appetite and palate. Unlike many drinks that were lost to history during prohibition, the Negroni was kept alive by the Italian American community. A Negroni can be served on the rocks or stirred.