Negroni Week officially starts for 2014 on June 2nd (and runs through June 8th). Now, if you haven’t heard of this particular event, let me fill you in. Negroni Week is presented by Imbibe and Campari. Participating bars will donate at least $1 of every negroni and negroni variation sold to the local charity of their choice.
Now as much as I would love to go to the bar every day of the week and sip on a negroni, it’s just not possible. Rather than going a day without, I figured I’d share a collection of negroni variations that can be enjoyed at home. And when you do make it to the bar during Negroni Week, have an extra one – it is for a good cause, after all.
Negroni and Boulevardier – The classic negroni is a thing of beauty. But switch out the gin for bourbon and you have the equally lovely Boulevardier.
Campanilla – Tequila stands in for gin while Cynar takes the role of sweet vermouth in this negroni variation. Subtle hints of smoke come from the mezcal. Good stuff, people.
White Negroni – A cross between a martini and a negroni – and perhaps a good starting point for those of you that don’t care for Campari (yet).
Negronez Cocktail – What starts as a Martinez and slowly turns into a negroni? This cocktail.
Negroni Cocktail Sphere – If you want to win presentation points for your negronis, try this cocktail sphere from Honestly Yum. I did.
Negroni Riposato – Aged gin (preferably St. George Dry Rye Reposado) and Gran Classico turn the ordinary negroni into something very seductive. Even better… This recipe comes from my favorite bar DEATH & TAXES in Reno (and I took the picture!). And if you are in the Reno/Sparks area, D&T is participating in Negroni Week and donating to the Boys and Girls Club.
Want to learn more about Negroni Week, find participating bars or try different negroni variations? Head on over to the Negroni Week website and you can do all of that. And no, this post isn’t sponsored. I just love a good negroni and couldn’t help sharing the love.
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