In the movie below , Bar Basso owner Maurizio Stocchetto tells the history of Bar Basso and how it became a design-world institution during the Milan furniture fair, before mixing one of the cocktails served on the night.
Dezeen – the influential on-line design magazine and Wyborowa Exquisite Vodka ( the Polish premium vodka whose bottle was designed by Frank Gehry ) celebrate at the most famous Milanese cocktail bar of Milan.
Bar Basso is an institution in Milan during the Salone … Maurizio Stocchetto, the extraordinary founder of what has become an institution in Milan, cherishes a 2004 issue of Icon in which his Bar is the pivotal subject of a journalistic story by Marcus Fairs ( director of Dezeen ) then reporting for UK Icon magazine :
The Salone seen through Bar Basso … ( after few negroni’s no doubt ) ….
It’s said that there are two drinks by which a bartender’s skill can be judged. They are a Martini and a Negroni.
The Negroni was created at the start of the 20th century for a Florentine aristocrat, Count Camillo Negroni. Bored with his usual cocktail, an Americano, the Count asked the bartender to perk it up a bit. The bartender added some gin and, from that day on, the count drank only the Negroni cocktail.
Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add Campari, vermouth and spumante, in that order. Gently stir and garnish with orange slice.
1 part Campari 1 part sweet Vermouth 1 part gin or dry spumante
Fill a shaker with ice and add the three ingredients. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Serve garnished with a twist of orange
The house specialty at the legendary Bar Basso in Milan translates as “wrong” or “mistaken” Negroni—a fitting name for a cocktail born from a happy mistake. When making a Negroni, a misplaced bottle of spumante was grabbed by accident. An instant hit, the drink became the bar’s signature.
Exquisite bloom cocktail
The cocktail with the white rose, red rose, marigold, hibiscus and daisy sprouts – dedicated to the flavors and colors of spring, a fresh combination of flavors and fragrances, for delicious moment of pleasure, for an evening in the garden for a romantic dinner.
6 / 10 Wyborowa Exquisite Vodka
4 / 10 Lime juice
Edible flowers: white rose, red rose, caledula, hibiscus and daisy sprouts