Around this time in 1497, in the middle of Florence’s Piazza Della Signoria, a Dominican priest named Savonarola had a pile of Renaissance treasures set ablaze. Learn about the famous bonfire, then kick back with the conflagrant drink it inspired.
Anello De Fuoco
As created Scott Baird, partner at 15 Romolo in San Francisco’s molto bella North Beach neighborhood:
In a mixing glass, add:
- 1 dash Angostura orange bitters
- 3/4 oz. Vin Santo dessert wine (aka “Saint’s Wine”)
- 1 oz. Vergano Americano (or substitute 1 oz. Nonino Amarro)
- 1.5 oz. Cognac (doesn’t have to be the best, but avoid the worst)
Stir until diluted to taste. Strain into a chilled 4.5-to-6 oz. martini glass.