Bar Basso is one of very few cocktail bars where the tradition and charm of the great international bars is still alive and kicking today. A place for connoisseurs who still like to enjoy a flawless drink in style. A truly cult bar for sophisticated drinking devotees, Bar Basso was the first-ever bar in Milan to introduce the “aperitif” to everyday folk. While before cocktails could only be found at the exclusive lounge bars of luxurious international grand hotels, since 1947 cocktails have been served shaken and stirred at this local neighbourhood bar.
Today the Bar Basso cocktail list includes more than 500 drinks, from the great classics such as the Bloody Mary, Manhattan and Martini to the newly invented ones, such as the Rossini - especially created by Mirko Stocchetto to appeal to the ladies, the celebrated hazelnut ice-cream cocktail Mangia e Bevi, which has been famous since the late 60s, and not forgetting, the real trademark drink of Bar Basso, the Negroni Sbagliato®.