5 February 2023
From the bartender’s corner – Verrazano
From Bourbon and Boots:
The Verrazano cocktail is a mix of bourbon whiskey, dry vermouth, and herbal liqueur. It was created in the early 20th century for a New York bartender named Johnnie Solon. The cocktail is said to have been created for a banquet celebrating the completion of the Verrazano Bridge, which connects Staten Island to Brooklyn. This drink is named after Giovanni da Verrazzano, who was an Italian explorer and navigator who had explored New York Bay in 1524 and claimed it for France.
Bourbon Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Apricot Liqueur and Campari.