NegroniI had my first Negroni, the now wildly popular cocktail of gin, red vermouth and bitters, at a bar in the Prati district of Rome in 1994. 

The man next to me had one hand on a red cocktail, the other on a woman who looked exactly like Italian actress Monica Vitti circa 1962.

I asked the bartender for one of each.

Please share with us the when/where/who-with of your first Negroni in the comments section below.