Punt e Mes is a legend on its own. The story goes that back in 1870 a stock broker, caught up in a debate with a few colleagues at Bottega Carpano, ordered avermouth 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.
Excellent served straight with orange peel, perfect as a base for cocktails.
|Brand||PUNT E MES|
|Region Produced in||Milan|
|Tasting Notes||Punt e Mes has a golden orange color with topaz tones and aromas reminiscent of herbs, with hints of quina, toffee and cloves. Pleasantly soft in taste, marked by captivating accents of zesty orange.|
|Product Dimensions||30 x 7 x 7 cm|
|Storage Instructions||Cool and dry conditions|
|Manufacturer/Producer||Fratelli Branca Distillererie SRL|
|Country Produced in||Italy|
|1 Liter Proportion EUR||11,66|