Meet, if you haven’t already, the the bacon of cocktails–the Negroni.
This cocktail started as a Campari and vermouth spritzer with sparkling water, and then the Count Negroni from Florence asked for a splash of gin and the cocktail was automatically named after him. Made with 1 ounce of each of the below 3 ingredients, this cocktail is one of the most classic and beloved by many.
A Negroni is Typically Made with:
Campari – An Italian liqueur, considered an apéritif, obtained from the infusion of herbs and fruit in alcohol and water. It is a bitter, characterized by its dark red colour.
Vermouth – The classic one to use is Cinzano is an Italian brand of vermouth, a brand owned since 1999 by Gruppo Campari.
London Gin – to add a hit of heightened pleasure.
This cocktail is served on ice with an orange zest twisted aromas and served as the garnish.
NEGRONI WEEK 2020
Running all of this week September 14th-20th this celebration is focused all around charity and the idea of raising much-needed funds for bar and restaurant workers impacted by COVID-19 brought to you by @CampariCanada.
There are 3 ways to SIP & SUPPORT During #NegroniWeekCA2020 all these 3 will financially support the Bartenders Benevolent Fund – a national, Canadian charity born in response to the pandemic that provides funding to bartenders who have fallen under serious financial hardship.
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Friends, the greatest week is BACK and here to support our Hospitality Community the best way they can. ❤️🥃 For those who know me well, you know my love for Negroni’s. It’s my forever cocktail, the one that will never disappoint, and a guaranteed go-to sip to start off a great night. So with it being Negroni Week, I decided to kick off this week with something very special that @CampariCanada is doing for this week!! 🙏❤️ Typically Negroni Week will have you sipping Negroni’s at bars across the city to support a charitable cause. Well this week you have a chance to participate in the comfort of your own home! 🏠🤗 Both #Imbibe and @CampariCanada are asking YOU to join together and help raise money for the @BartenderBenevolentFund that helps support our hospitality industry that has struggled during this time. ❤️🥰❤️ Here’s how you can participate: Sign-up for a Live Negroni Masterclasses hosted on Zoom. Visit the link in my bio to register. Post a photo of your Negroni cocktail on Instagram. For every photo posted tagging @CampariCanada & #NegroniWeekCA2020 Campari will donate $1 to the @bartendersbenevolentfund Purchase a bottle of Campari and @CampariCanada will donate $1 to the @bartendersbenevolentfund Donate directly through NegroniWeek.com So bring out your iPhones, share a Negroni or two with your social circle and imbibe for a great cause! I know I’ll be sharing all this week. What about you? #liqculture #DrinkResponsibly #NegroniWeekCA2020 #NegroniWeek
3 Ways to Sip & Support:
- Negroni + Culinary Masterclasses – for a Live Negroni Masterclasses. Spaces are ‘pay what you can,’ and you can also support by making a direct donation on negroniweek.com. You get to sit back and sip your homemade cocktails while learning how to prepare delicious Negroni food pairings with Canada’s top bartenders and chefs. At the end of each Masterclass, we’ll be giving away one Negroni Kit to a lucky attendee, selected randomly. Classes are also offered in French and English.
- Campari Bottle Donation – For every bottle of Campari purchased in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan (supported at Sobey’s & Willow Park), Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia $1 will be donated to the Bartenders Benevolent Fund .
- Share your Negroni: Campari will be donating $1 for every original Negroni photo posted on Instagram with the hashtag #NegroniWeekCA2020.
Please help spread the word through social media by sharing #NegroniWeek2020, and sharing the information above with friends, family and colleagues!
Photo: Monica Carbonell (@liqculture)