Friday, May 29, 2015

Celebrate Negroni Week!

Summer is time for classic cocktails! The week of June 1st to the 7th is Negroni week.  It's a classic Italian cocktail that has Campari as an ingredient.  I even love the name Campari it is reminiscent of a classic era and you can picture Cary Grant sitting along the Amalfi coast with a Campari and soda for sure!  What's even better is bartenders nation wide who participate get money toward their favorite charity next week and as Martha Stewart always says."It's A Good Thing"!
Bartenders, bakers, chefs and Negroni fans alike are getting ready to drink (or eat) for a cause from June 1 – June 7. Negroni Week is a weeklong celebration that takes place across the country where $1 of every Negroni – or Negroni item – sold gets donated to that participating bar’s charity of choice. They had over 1,300 bars participate last year and hope to exceed that number this year! 
Also DryWellArt has created a great piece of art in honor of the week and it would be so much fun to have in any bar area.  Check out their site for more fun art ideas!

Here is a lovely way to set up Summer bar and some great recipes too! Have a lovely weekend.

Maybe set up bar on one of these beauties from my favorite go to- ETSY!

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
Soda Water

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.



  1. I love a negroni. Some people find them an acquired taste but I think that bit of bitter makes it interesting and refreshing.

  2. I think I'll have to try Be A Peach this summer. Have a great weekend!

    1. The peach is prefect for summer! Have anice weekend!

  3. have me wanting to shake up a cocktail awfully early this morning!!! Have a wonderful weekend, Karolyn! xoxo

  4. Delish, I love the work of art, the fabulous bar carts, and the cocktail of course!!
    Have a fab weekend Karolyn!!

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  5. This drink sounds interesting I just may have to try one! I am such a big fan of Etsy, so many cool items can be found there! Hope you are doing well and enjoy the weekend!!

  6. Oh that be a peach sounds so yummy! Who knew it was Negroni week and like you I love the name Campari as it conjures up the "good life":)
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend Karolyn!

  7. I had no idea about this Karolyn and I've never tried Negroni! Sounds good and I'll pass the recipes on to my husband/resident bar tender;) Have a nice weekend!


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