Connaught Bar's Giorgio Bargiani Unveils Gucci's New Bottle of Cocktail
You know what's really interesting? Only Italians can purchase and ship the signature tipple.
The trend of bottled cocktails is being embraced by Gucci.
Besides offering a premade, ready-to-drink version online, the fashion house recently came up with a new signature cocktail at its Florence café and cocktail bar, Giardino 25.
According to Women's Wear Daily, the beverage, dubbed Elisir d'Elicriso, was created with master mixologist Giorgio Bargiani. The Italian bartender has been an assistant director of mixology at Connaught Bar for eight years. It's the upscale cocktail bar that's been named World's 50 Best Bars twice.
Think distinctive botanicals paired with iconic Italian spirits for this blend, which celebrates the Tuscan region.
The drink was developed over seven months and fifteen taste tests. It is made from vermouth, two local liqueurs, London dry gin, white vinegar, and red wine from Tenuta San Guido. It also contains elicriso, thus giving it its name.
Aside from that, Elisir d'Elicriso also looks good, as you might expect. This pink-hued elixir comes in a stylish glass bottle that brightens up any home bar. It can be served straight up, on the rocks, with sparkling wine, or with tonic. For the Gucci highball, you can mix it with soda.
It costs about $140 to order Elisir d'Elicriso at Gucci Osteria or Giardino 25, but it only ships within Italy. Gucci Giardino 25 in Florence will also carry a limited number of bottles, and the cocktail will be served there. Anyone for a trip across the pond?