National Negroni Week, first launched in 2013, is the brainchild of Imbibe magazine, and was devised as a way to encourage bars across the country to serve up more Negronis, and support an effort to raise money for charitable causes around the world.
While, not unlike the Aperol Spritz I mentioned last week, you probably won’t be asking Regan or Kenna, or any other Parrot bartender for a Negroni, all ingredients are available at Green Parrot Package Goods and Spirits, right next door to the bar.
Add to this the Negroni’s easy-to-remember 1:1:1 ratio of equal parts gin, Campari and sweet Vermouth and you have a classic that’s super-easy to mix up at home.
That said, be doubly careful, since technically,it is an aperitif, often enjoyed before the meal on an empty stomach.
It’s a classic cocktail, made not to disguise the alcohol flavors, but with its’ inherent sophisticated simplicity, to celebrate them. This is the classic Italian, Campari-based cocktail that has made bitterness palatable for generations of drinkers.