Pictured is our good friend and Parrot patron Jay Wetzel, helping us celebrate National Negroni Week with a Negroni made by our Green Parrot bartender Valerie Hines Grohol.
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, you may be shy asking Regan or Kenna, or any other Parrot bartender for a Negroni, remember all ingredients are readily available behind the bar, and 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.
Don’t be fooled by its festive ruby-red color, or its herbal properties: The Negroni, with no mixers, is as boozy as a Manhattan and the drink's floridity masks a devious potency.
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.
Purely for the purposes of this post, I made mine, pictured here, on the rocks and while the proportions mentioned above are the classic ones, and were used here, variations and presentations abound.
As we mentioned, National Negroni Week is also a great way to contribute to a favorite charity and while it is too late to officially donate to a Negroni Week charity we will be donating a portion of this week's sales to one of our favorites, The Bahama Village Music program.#greenparrotbar#nationalnegroniweek#negroni#imbibe#campari#bahamavillagemusicprogram#apertif#classiccicktails