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Negroni Week

  • 26-06-2019 6:33pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 33,519 ✭✭✭✭ dudara


    Negroni Week runs from June 24th to 31st. It started out as a mainly American event, but it’s gradually pushing over here. The main idea is that bars sell Negronis and give donations to a charitable cause.

    Personally, I love a Negroni. It’s easy to make and is a tasty drink. I made one recently with the new Blackwater Distillery Tanora gin and it was delicious.

    So far in Dublin, I’ve seen the following offers:

    MVP - Negroni selection available with €1 from each drink going to Dogs Trust

    Hucks - Negroni for €10, with €2 going to Down Syndrome Ireland.

    Do you know any others that deserve a share?


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 9,619 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Twee.


    I love a Negroni too! House are doing them for €10 with €2 to Down Syndrome Ireland. I think I'll be in there tonight so will have to sample!

    Carluccios and Bonobo are also taking part, but I don't know anything about their offers or charities, though I thought I saw somewhere DSI was the selected charity for Ireland. MVP going their own way maybe.

    Not part of the promo, but The Yarn pizza do a cracking Negroni.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,812 ✭✭✭✭ sbsquarepants


    Pardon my ignorance - but what is a negroni, I have never heard of one before?


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 5,624 Mod ✭✭✭✭ irish_goat


    Pardon my ignorance - but what is a negroni, I have never heard of one before?

    It's a cocktail with gin, vermouth and Campari. If you don't drink in hipster bars you'll probably have missed the resurgence it's had in those places.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 9,619 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Twee.


    Any bog standard bar that makes cocktails should be able to make you a Negroni.

    In general, I have seen a return to more old-school, alcohol-laden, bitter profile drinks on menus, Negroni and Aperol Spritz being some of the more popular standards. Sours and very fruity drinks seem to be less popular. Vermouth is really having a moment.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,228 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    I quite like a Martini Rosso with Club Orange and lime. Has a bite to it.

    LIDL do a 1 litre Italian dry vermouth for under a tenner, and think they have a Campari alternative on special at the mo.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,519 ✭✭✭✭ dudara


    Pardon my ignorance - but what is a negroni, I have never heard of one before?

    Equal measures of gin, Campari and vermouth stirred with ice and strained into a glass. Very easy to make at home and a proper drink!


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,228 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    Carluccios have 2 aperol spritzs for €12 and limited edition Negroni variants (dunno price):
    https://www.carluccios.com/negroniweek/

    * Negroni Al Limone - Campari, Cinzano 1757 Red Vermouth, Malfy Gin
    * Strawberry Negroni - Campari, Cinzano 1757 Red Vermouth, Strawberry Infused Pampero White Rum, Strawberry puree
    * Negroni Sbagliato - Campari, Cinzano 1757 Red Vermouth, Prosecco

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 63,150 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    Bought a bottle of Martini Rosso on the way home and have now remembered, part way down the glass, that I don't hugely like Negronis. Will have to think of something else to do with the rest of it now! My sister does like them so I may need to drag her over before the bottle is open too long.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,519 ✭✭✭✭ dudara


    You could have the Martini Rosso on the rocks with a splash of orange juice.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,615 ✭✭✭✭ the beer revolu


    dudara wrote: »
    You could have the Martini Rosso on the rocks with a splash of orange juice.

    Or gin and vermouth.

    I can't develop a taste for campari or negronis.
    Too bitter.I like a bit of bitter but I think sour is more where my taste lies.

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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 9,619 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Twee.


    L1011 wrote: »
    Bought a bottle of Martini Rosso on the way home and have now remembered, part way down the glass, that I don't hugely like Negronis. Will have to think of something else to do with the rest of it now! My sister does like them so I may need to drag her over before the bottle is open too long.

    You could try a Martinez https://www.liquor.com/recipes/martinez/#gs.lzigva
    45 ml Gin
    45 ml Sweet vermouth
    7.5 ml Maraschino liqueur
    2 dashes Angostura bitters

    I had the Negroni in House. They have them pre-made in little bottles and you pour over a giant ice cube. Looked cool but thought it tasted a bit weak.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 63,150 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    I make something that's effectively a Martinez with bianco/non-dry-white vermouth already so may give that a go when I get home. Think the maraschino bottle is getting a bit low and its not the cheapest to replace though!


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,228 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    I've seen vodka substituted for gin in a lot of these recipes, if you don't have gin \ aren't a fan of botanicals.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Registered Users Posts: 33,519 ✭✭✭✭ dudara


    Or gin and vermouth.

    I can't develop a taste for campari or negronis.
    Too bitter.I like a bit of bitter but I think sour is more where my taste lies.

    You could swap Campari for Aperol in a Negroni perhaps. You’d still get the orange flavour but sweeter


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 9,619 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Twee.


    I love Negronis, martinis and most vermouth cocktails but dammit I can't get a taste for Aperol!


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