Build in glass with ice, top with Lambrusco.
Warming but bright, savoury, robust but refreshing, toasty, complex, mildly earthy, herbaceous.
“Around ten years ago I was working in a steakhouse in Chicago, and was already seriously attracted by the world of Bartending, but they told me women didn’t work behind the counter. I’d say I made them change their minds, right?”. Hearing this from the Bar Manager at Dante, one of the most famous bars in the West Village area of New York City, I started concentrating. It’s almost enough to convince me that Stacey is the right person, but I want to find out more. So she starts telling me her passion for this world started when she was still at college, how everything was driving her towards the art of creating cocktails, but she couldn’t quite achieve her objective. Hers is a story of passion, in which she decided to follow her heart, come what may. She fell in love with this place, and confided in me that even if she didn’t work here, she’d drop round nearly every evening anyway.
“It’s strange: I work in an Italian Aperitivo Cocktail Bar, in Little Italy in New York City, but I’ve never been to Italy.”
She’s followed her heart so far, so it’s only right that I should now take her towards the heart of the Italian aperitif. Milan awaits her.