Created by yours truly (Simon Difford) in August 2015 at the Cabinet Room, London, England and named after one of my favourite New Orleans’ bands, Mark and the Pentones, whose album was playing at the time of the drinks creation.
Pronounced 'scroe-pee-noe', this hybrid cocktail and dessert is often served after meals in Venice. The name comes from a vernacular word meaning 'untie', a reference to the belief that it relaxes your stomach after a hearty meal.
Adapted from a 2015 recipe by Maxime Verrier at Pollen Street Social, London who named this drink, inspired by the classic Stinger and Brandy Cocktail, after the eponymous 1956 movie High Society starring Frank Sinatra. The Stinger cocktail also appeared in the film.
Created in 2003 by yours truly (Simon Difford) and originally named the Triangular Martini after the triangular Toblerone chocolate bar, which incidentally was invented in 1908 by the Swiss chocolate maker Theodor Tobler. The chocolate bar's name is a blend of Tobler with Torrone, the Italian word for honey-almond nougat, one of its main ingredients.