Negroni Week!

It’s Negroni Week (June 1-7th)! This beloved cocktail has it’s very own week all over and its time we celebrate right? Tuesday Booze-day gives you a great excuse to start celebrating tonight if you already haven’t,  and for those of you suffering through the flooding, rain, and or harsher weather… you deserve a strong cocktail!

The Negroni is known as a cocktail thats not only very well balanced, but its also a drink known to impress your date, boss, or bartender. “The drinker of a Negroni becomes as elegant and layered as the drink itself.”

Besides being an incredibly well-balanced drink, it’s also a cocktail that’s hard to make badly, and this means that no matter where in the world you happen to be, if you order a Negroni you’re more or less guaranteed a great cocktail.

Each of these below cocktails are different in their own way, but they embrace the “negroni” flavors of the original. These are perfect cocktails to celebrate Negroni Week, a week-long party for one of the world’s classic and loved cocktails.

Here are a few fun spins on the Negroni Cocktail!

White NegroniWhite Negroni

1 pt G’Vine

1 pt Vermouth

1 pt Suz Bitters

Method: In a mixing glass, combine gin, bitters and vermouth. Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.

TegroniTegroni

1 oz Partida Blanco or Reposado

1 oz Campari

1 oz Sweet Vermouth

Method: Stir with ice and serve over fresh ice in a rocks glass with a orange slice or strain up into a chilled cocktail glass with a orange twist. 

The NormandieThe Normandie Cocktail

1 oz Apple Brandy (Boulard Grand Solage Calvados)

1 oz Campari

1 oz Sweet Vermouth (Carpano Antica)

1 dropper Bittercube Jamaican #2 bitters

Method: Stir all ingredients with ice until cold; strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube. Express with lemon, include or discard peel.

Lucano Negroni by Damian Coren

LucanoNegroni1.5 oz Gin

1 oz Amaro Lucano

0.5 oz Martini Gran Lusso

3 dashes Angostura

Method: Stir all ingredients and serve on the rocks. Garnish with an orange slice and lemon zest.

Diplomatico Negroni

1 oz Diplomatico Blanco RumDiplomatico negroni

1 oz Campari

1 oz Carpano Antica White

Sweet Vermouth

Orange Zest

Method: In an Old Fashioned glass, combine one large cube of ice, rum, Campari and vermouth. Grate orange zest over the top of the cocktail and serve.

*Pictures and Recipes provided by Colangelo & Partners Public Relations, NYC

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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