Years ago forager and herbalist Fred Cremasco found a recipe book from the late 1800s, which contained dozens of recipes for vermouth, amaros, bitters and other kinds of natural, medicinal concoctions. A Friuli native, he was inspired to set out to recreate these recipes of old. To do so, Cremasco grows all kinds of botanicals, and either purchases or forages wild ones from a local national preserve, which the government allows him to do on a special basis.
The Milano Torino is a classic version of the Milan-Turin cocktail. Made with Jerbis Vermut 25 and Bitter 34, this blend offers rich perfume and nuance. It's simple, elegant, and endlessly enticing. Drink it stirred over ice and garnished with a lemon peel if you've got it. Or add your favorite Gin to make it a Negroni