THE LIFE NEGRONI Leigh and Nargess Banks. This is the story of a drink, the history, ingredients, personalities, music, art, design, fashion, poetry and politics. It is a story that spans generations. It is a story of Italy, of la dolce vita, of Futurism, of the culture of aperitivo. It is a story of love and duels, fought to preserve the spirit of the cocktail. It is, above all, a celebration of the pleasures of living.