Take a Cocktail Tour Around the World in Honor of Negroni Week - Maxim

Take a Cocktail Tour Around the World in Honor of Negroni Week

It's time to join Eva Mendes in savoring an iconic Italian cocktail.
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Eva Mendes and "friends" enjoy some negronis (Photo: Campari)

Eva Mendes and "friends" enjoy some negronis (Photo: Campari)

If you've never had a Negroni, the classic concoction that is one part gin, one part vermouth rosso and one part Campari, now's the time to start sipping: this is officially Negroni week, a global celebration of the iconic Italian cocktail.

Over 6,000 bars, restaurants and bakeries across the world are making their own riffs on the Negroni all week with $1 for every drink sold going to their own charity of choice or food/pastry item inspired by the cocktail. That's nearly double last year count of 3,500 venues when $320,000 was raised for charity.

"Summer Negroni", Clover Club NYC

"Summer Negroni", Clover Club NYC

You can check 'em all out at NegroniWeek.com but here are a few highlights from some heavy hitters with bitters:

The Sixth

The Sixth

What’s Old is New

Created by Benjamin Schiller, The Sixth, Chicago

Ingredients: .75 oz Campari; 1.5 oz Koval Aged Gin; .5 oz Koval Millet; .5 oz Carpano Antica; 1 small pinch Sea Salt; Aromatic Garnish of Lemon Oil (discard peel). 

Shake and strain over ice.

Pouring Ribbons

Pouring Ribbons

Kingston Negroni

Available at Pouring Ribbons, NYC

Ingredients: 1 oz. Campari; 1 oz. Smith & Cross Jamaican rum; 1 oz. Carpano Antica sweet vermouth.

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir briskly until just cold. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with an expressed orange twist. 

Michael Mina

Michael Mina

Michael’s Negroni

Michael Mina, San Francisco

Stirred and served tableside in a Bordeaux glass that is infused with a crème de cacao-soaked strawberry rim, over one large ice cube.

Prohibition Bakery

Prohibition Bakery

Negroni Gum Drops

Prohibition Bakery, NYC