With this cocktail we wanted to honour the date of birth of the city of Rome 753 BC as well as a very special region in Italy. The recipe reflects the name: 7 pts Posca Romana - 5 pts Pontica Vermouth - 3 pts Mastiha. The latter to reflect antiquity once more: mastic, the resin of the mastic tree, is used for this liqueur. When chewed, the resin softens and becomes a bright white and opaque gum. The flavor is bitter at first, but after some chewing, it releases a refreshing flavor similar to pine and cedar. Hippocrates used mastic for the prevention of digestive problems, colds and as a breath freshener. Romans used mastic along with honey, pepper, and egg in the spiced wine conditum paradoxum. The cocktail itself, besides its simplicity, impresses with an extraordinary harmonic balance.