Happy Negroni Week 2016! It is the fourth annual celebration of this bitter and herbaceous cocktail. Created in 2013 by Imbibe Magazine, Negroni Week highlights one of the greatest classic cocktails in an effort to raise money for a number of charities around the globe. Thousands of bars and drinking establishments worldwide participate in Negroni Week, with all Negroni sales going to that particular establishment’s choice of charity. To make it all the more interesting, bar tenders and “mixologists” compete in adding their own special touches to the original Negroni recipe in their attempts to create a new classic.
This year, the Barrister’s Bar Room is starting Negroni Week from not-so-sunny Florida. The classic Negroni, with its bitter Campari and sweet Italian vermouth, sure opens our spirits to an otherwise dreary day. We use Green Hat Gin as our base, which personifies our connection to Washington, DC. Standby as we feature at least three Nergroni concoctions this week.
1 oz. Gin (Green Hat)
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. Vermouth, Italian/Sweet (Dolin Rosso)
Prepare mixing glass with ice. Pour Gin, Campari, and Vermouth into mixing glass. Stir, diluting the spirits. Strain into an ice filled Rocks Glass. Garnish with a Lemon or Orange peel.