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Paolo Sanna

Paolo Sanna, manager of the Banana Republic of Rome, consultant and bar manager of the Relais “Monaci delle terre nere”, on Etna, bar manager of the “Showrum Italian Rum Festival” and organizer of the “Head to Head bartender competition” on a national scale, collaborator for several national and international companies. A lover of good drinking but in particular of the enhancement of Italian liqueurs in blending. Creator of the “In perfect Italian style” format that allowed him to tour Italy with master classes created ad hoc.

I have reached these important goals thanks to a continuous research, the study of the great classics, the choice of the best products for preparations with a modern twist, the techniques I used for mixing and cooking, the hospitality of the service, as well as an obsessive attention to detail.

“My style is characterized by few but good ingredients, a balance between tradition and innovation and my motto is: hospitality and a smile! After 25 years of service, I prefer to call myself an ‘innkeeper’ and not just a ‘bartender’. ”

What cocktail would you take to a desert island?

Always a good lightly soiled Martini Cocktail

Which character, either past or present, you would you like to drink one of your cocktails and which one?

I would have liked for once to have Alberto Sordi in front of my counter and create a drink according to his taste. But I would have proposed him a version of the negroni in a “Marchese del Grillo” key.

A funny and bizarre anecdote that happened to you behind the counter

Well, I could write a book, starting from the misprints of names to the many bizarre requests I got. Of course I will never forget the first drink I made: it was 1996, the trash era of cocktails, a Roman client taught me the true rules of Cuba Libre, starting with: “Little fellow, you know how to make a Cuba lemon that I don’t like. Nice and strong eh! ” Then he drinks it and goes “That’s good, you’re going places….”libre? Be sure to use just a little ice, make it nice and strong and with just a drop of coke, and no

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