The annual celebration of the Negroni, one of the most drunk cocktails in the world, is upon us once again in Singapore.
Having taken a more virtual route in 2020 due to the global pandemic, Negroni Week 2021 sees bars and venues taking part more physically this year.
Expect the city’s top haunts to be dishing out their renditions of the red and rousing bitter Italian concoction throughout the event period from Sep 13-30 (yes, it’s actually more than a week long) in Singapore.
Participating bars include MO Bar, Raffles Courtyard and Smoke & Mirrors, among many others. At MO Bar, try the Liqiu Negroni (packing herbal, spicy and smoky notes), a creation inspired by East Asian culture and the start of Autumn.
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Then there’s the Negroni Royale at the Raffles Courtyard, a bubbly and citrusy take on the classic through good use of orange juice and prosecco. If complex, spirit-forward flavours are more your thing, then head on to Smoke & Mirrors, where a tropical rum-based take on the Negroni awaits.
Meanwhile, bars the likes of Roxy (located within Miss Fitz) aren’t just putting out a twist on the cocktail, but a whole flight of it, available as a Negroni Flight Box. Each package contains three different takes on the cocktail in bottled format, with each bottle good for three servings.
Beyond cocktail creations, Negroni Week also sees the beer brewing world get involved with the launch of a Negroni Beer, made possible through a collaborative effort between homegrown brewery The General Brewing Co, gastrobar Heart of Darkness Singapore, and Campari.
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The Negroni Beer sees a red ale base enhanced with classic Negroni components by using deconstructed elements of the cocktail (such as orange peels, gin and even actual Campari) included as adjunct brewing ingredients.
If a stay-home affair is what you’re after, bottles of Campari Negroni RTE, made using the classic recipe, can be bought online or at supermarkets to be enjoyed in the comforts of home.
Beyond the tipples, Negroni Week is all about supporting charitable causes too, with participating bars having the option to donate proceeds from the event sales towards a charity of their choice.
More details can be found on www.negroniweek.com.