I bet you didn't know it's Negroni week? I didn't either! But once I found out AND since it's one of my favorite cocktails (tied with a Gimlet) I thought I would pass on the info as well as some bar inspiration to you!
Negroni Week launched as a collaboration with Campari and Imbibe Magazine in 2013 to celebrate of one of the world’s great cocktails in addition to raising money for charitable causes around the world.
Negroni Week will take place from June 1-7, when bars around the world will mix their favorite Negroni variations and donate a portion of proceeds from each one sold to a charity of their choice. For more info and to find a participating bar in your area click here.
If you're not familiar with a Negroni, it's amber color, curly twist of orange peel and small stemmed cocktail glass make it as appealing visually as it is tasty.
I prefer my Negroni served straight up vs on the rocks…
Created in 1919 in Florence, per the request of Count Camilo Negroni
1 oz Campari
1 oz Cinzano Rosso Vermouth
1 oz Gin
Pour ingredients over ice into a shaker. Stir and strain in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
Be A Peach
Created by Mia Mastroianni, Soho House Los Angeles
1.5 oz Campari
.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Orgeat
1/2 oz Amaro Nonino
1/2 oz Peach Liqueur
Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass. Add 1 ice cube and whip. Pour contents over fresh ice into a Collins glass and top with soda water.
If you are in the spirit to create a home bar or spruce up your existing. Martha Stewart has a great step-by-step with photos to get you going. Click here for that.
And for some inspiration…
I took the above photo at the SF Decorator's Showcase a few years ago. I love the big basket tray. Just a great way to layer, add texture to the glassware, etc.
For more Negroni recipes click here.
More bar inspiration can be found on my Pinterest board here.