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Negroni Week

Negroni Week

Posted on Oct 13th 2023

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Negroni Week – all year long.

The Negroni is perhaps more popular today than it was when it was invented over a hundred years ago in a small Italian bar. We love it for its simplicity, just 3 spirits in equal parts. One bitter, one sweet, and one base. And while simple in the number of ingredients – it is most definitely not a simple drink. Each of the spirits plays an important role in the complexity and depth of the cocktail, so the quality of each is paramount. Depending on your choice for each, the resulting flavors can vary wildly! The gin-based classic can be juniper-forward if using a London Dry or lightly botanical if using a modern style. Warmly bitter if using Campari or orangey-sweet if using Aperol as the bitter component. And when you consider that every vermouth recipe is a closely guarded family recipe – it makes sense that the resulting flavors will vary depending on which you use. Change the base liquor and the sky’s the limit (use Bourbon and it becomes a Boulevardier). Mezcal and Tequila are incredibly good here, too. Simple? No way. Classic? Absolutely.

It's hard to keep this drink to just one week. So here are a few of our favorite versions to enjoy all year long.

Mix 1oz each of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
Add ice and stir until well chilled.
Pour into either a lowball with fresh ice or up in a cocktail coupe.


The Classic Negroni
Hard to beat the original.


Pretty in Pink Negroni 
A lighly colored, incredibly flavorful variation.

The Conquistador Negroni  
Big flavors from this Mexican made bitter and gin!

Southern Summer Negroni  
Featuring vermouth from Argentina and an Australian gin, both located in the southern hemisphere.

Itameshi Negroni  
Itameshi is the term for Italian and Japanese fusion. Using Japanese gin & vermouth, this is a nod to one of our favorite Italian-Japanese spots in the North Loop Sanjusan. 

Phony Negroni – Non-Alcoholic Cocktail by St. Agrestis  (2x200ml) 
The best version of a n/a cocktail we have found.

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