Aperitivo Punt e Mes
- Alcohol: 16%
- Volume: 1000ml
Punt e Mes is a legend on its own. The story goes that in 1870 a stock broker, caught up in a debate with a few colleagues at Bottega Carpano, ordered a vermouth laced with half a dose of quina liqueur using a Piedmont dialect expression: "Punt e Mes" (roughly translatable as "one and a half").
Later on, this name with such a peculiar origin entered the common usage thanks to the weird habit of regular Carpano customers to order Punt e Mes only with a gesture, by using a raised thumb to mean "a point" and a mid-air straight horizontal hand movement to mean "a half". When the waiter saw that, he immediately knew the client wanted a Punt e Mes.