THE HIGHLIGHT OF ANY EVENING GATHERING: ENJOYING A PUNT E MES APERITIF IN COMPANY.
A legend in history.
The story goes that on 19 April 1870, a stockbroker, caught up in a discussion with colleagues whilst in the Carpano wine shop about the increase in share prices on that day – one and a half points – ordered his usual Carpano vermouth but asked for the barman to add half a measure of bitter, using the regional expression “Punt e Mes”. The drink immediately became popular as an aperitif before lunch, as recalled by the barman of the time Maurizio Boeris.
STRAIGHT OR MIXED
Punt e Mes is deliciously served straight with a slice of orange peel but is also perfect as a base for cocktails such as the famous MITO, the Manhattan or the legendary 70′s Punt e Mes.
A JOURNEY INTO TASTE
Punt e Mes has a golden orange color with topaz tones, herby aromas, and dark red, black dahlia with vermilion shades. The initial taste is one of sweetness, characterized by an intriguing accent of orange. This is followed by the characteristically bitter taste of the quina and ends on a sweet note.
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