ITALY

Born In Harbor by Alessandro Governatori

For this drink, i got the ispiration from my first diktamo taste experience, a long time travel that let me back in time, to my first experiences, when my grandfather, that is my mentor, was teaching me first steps to venture in mixology world.

My grandfather born in 1936, he alredy making cocktails and drinks in 1961 and the thing he loved most was the Rhubarb, i mean, the rhubarb base aperitives.

After the first step, the Diktamo with is earthy notes of roots, let me came back in mind the first thing that i learned and tasted from my grandfather, the shaken rhubar, and then i decided the Diktamo was made it for me and my drink.

The apple from trentino, gives a lovely fine sweetnes and gets fresh my cocktail, while the dry sherry balance it with its acidity.

A Rich taste, enjoyable made with few and easy ingredients.

Born in Harbor shows that the first experiences are the most significant ones, we have to remember them, and continue to do what we love with passion and determination.

These are the things that push us to become who we want and remind us how much beautiful this profession is.

Born in Harbor

Roots Diktamo
Williams & Humbert Pando fino dry Sherry
Thomas Kohl Single Variety Apple Juice

Alessandro Governatori
Corso Garibaldi 59 / Bar Torino 1860
Ancona - Italy

Walking On A Green by Marco Dell' Amore

I took my inspiration thinking about royal people in the past. They were walking in some big garden, talking about defeat sickness and stomach issue with plants, smelling the nature around them.

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Walking on A Green

Roots Mastic
Vermouth Red (Chazalettes)
Lemon Juice
Simple Syrup
Champagne Brut
Spray of Pino Mugo liqueur

Marco Dell' Amore
Voia - Art, food & cocktail bar
Rome - Italy

Roots Connection by Nicoló Rossi

I took inspiration from the flavours that were part of my childhood, remembering the broth that my grandma forced me to eat everytime she had me at lunch.. after that.. the price was a little candy made with mountain pine raisin.. This is how i found the connection between two flavours that belonged to my roots one hated and one loved, creating a new experience of aperitif. I enjoyed to create this drink as it is a connection of: different flavours, past/present, experiences and feelings!!

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Tree to Drink

Roots Mastic Vintage Strength
vegetable broth (“Star” brand name)
lemon juice
Orinoco bitter

Nicoló Rossi
Barrier
Bergamo - Italy

Tree to Drink by Corey Squarzioni

“Tree to Drink”. As you can guess from the name, i wanted to create a drink ispired by all the components of a tree, taking ispiration from the main ingredient of my drink, the Mastic.

Suze, a liquor made from gentian root, represents the roots, the part in the ground to keep the tree firmly on the ground. The Mastic represents the trunk, the “soul” of our tree, the most important part that grows and rises upwards. The rose liquor represents the final part of our tree, the results obtained, which are the flowers. Finally, an elderflowers flavoured tonic top to complete our “Tree to Drink”. As decoration an edible flower. Easy to make and replicate, built directly into the glass, four ingredients, no homemade. Clear and Limpid. Cheers!

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Tree to Drink

Roots Mastic
Suze
Rose Liquor Briottet
Elderflower Tonic Fever-Tree

Corey Squarzioni
Luca & Andrea - Alzaia Naviglio Grande
Milano - Italy

EvoROOTSion by Gabriele Tammaro

My inspiration come from three meanings of Roots:

_ The first one is from my family: in my recipe i decided to use both lemon and orange peels, as a remind to my mother and my father.

So the orange feeling comes from Sicily as my mother, lemon perfumes come from Naples as my father. Origani essentia spray is the meaning of Marriage because reminds me both my parents, is a perfume that follow me from my childhood.

_ The second one is the type of drink: as requested, we will do a twist on classic, so i decided to make a low ABV twist on martini cocktail.

So the dry vermouth is "added" with the double citrus essential oils, adding an orange non-alcoholic spirits, closing with the main ingredient, Roots Mastiha (instead of Gin)

_ The third one is why i choose Mastiha: that's because it's refreshing, it reminds me the feelings of the seaside, some anise and balsamic notes.

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EvoROOTSion

Roots Mastiha
orange peels
lemon peels
dry vermouth
non alcoholic spirit

Gabriele Tammaro
Octavius Bar @ The Stage
Milano - Italy

The ecstasy of gold by Mirko Salvagno

This drink was inspired by the Mediterranean Sea, and it’s called “The Ecstasy of Gold”. The name refers to the colour of the small nuggets of translucent resin obtained from the mastic tree. It’s a quick and easy drink to make, full of flavour.

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The ecstasy of gold

Roots Mastiha Vintage Strength
Roots Diktamo
Mediterranean tonic water

Mirko Salvagno
 Il Gallone cocktail bar
Mantova - Italy

GREMITO by Marco Carcatella

Cocktail is a twist on MI-TO ( MILANO-TORINO) i chose this cocktail because it represents the ROOTS of the Italian mixology. So I twisted this drink with a touch of Greece using Mastiha and a touch of Reggio Emilia (which is the city where I was born and where I took my ROOTS) using Amaro Marino that is a liqueur made in Reggio Emilia using some herbs and spices. Base of this liqueur is rhubarb that is a bitter ROOT. Reggio Emilia is a land of rhubarb. So I chose mastiha because is the liqueur which is better with bitter and Vermouth and because is my favourite liqueur. I love it. The drink Is very simple like MI-TO.it Is a build cocktail and I joked with the name. The name of the cocktail is GREMITO. GR like Greece, RE like Reggio Emilia, MI like Milano and TO like Torino. Every place is represented by a product into the cocktail. Like the word MITO the word GREMITO had a meaning in Italian.

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Gremito

Roots Mastiha
Campari bitter
Amaro Marino
Vermouth rosso

Marco Carcatella
Le Malve
Parma - Italy