MTL BLOG – It’s a project in Little Italy that’s been two years in the making: The recently opened Bar Bello in Montreal’s Little Italy neighbourhood is the latest project from the minds behind the Old Montreal bars ColdroomEl Pequeño, and Bisou Bisou with a big twist: a working vending machine for negronis.

For $16, you can get a glass with ice and a token to use on an old refurbished Coca-Cola machine that serves for one of their eight Negroni variations: Strawberry, chocolate, white, coffee, the Mela d’Alba (made with apple brandy), Rosita (made with tequila), the Cardinale (made with dry vermouth), and the Boulevardier.

“It’s all the cousins of the negroni (in the machine),” says co-owner Kevin Demers. “The older clientele are freaking out over the idea and it’s a great way to introduce people to Negronis and the ways you can play on the classic to people who haven’t tried them before.”

You have to consume the drinks on site inside or on their terrasse, and it’s a limited run every day of eight bottles of each flavour, so they could run out when you visit. If they do run out, you can still order a classic Negroni at the bar — or one of their other drinks.