Negroni Week 2023 is just around the corner, and it's time to raise your glass for a cause. This annual celebration of the classic cocktail, the Negroni, is not just about indulging in delightful libations but also making a positive impact on the world. In this article, we'll explore the origins of Negroni Week, the significance of this event, how it works, and what you can do to participate. So, let's dive into the bittersweet world of Negroni Week!
The Origins of Negroni Week
A Classic Cocktail's Legacy
Negroni Week was born from the beloved Negroni cocktail, a timeless concoction that has graced cocktail menus worldwide for a century. It's a blend of equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, garnished with an orange peel. This iconic drink's origin story is fascinating in itself, as it's believed to have been created in Florence, Italy, in 1919. Count Camillo Negroni, the cocktail's namesake, allegedly requested a stronger version of the Americano cocktail, and thus, the Negroni was born.
The Significance of Negroni Week
Cocktails for a Cause
Negroni Week transcends the boundaries of mixology and charity. It's a celebration with a purpose. Each year, during a week in September, bars and restaurants worldwide participate in this event by crafting unique Negroni variations. A portion of the proceeds from Negroni sales during this week goes towards charitable causes.
How Negroni Week Works
Cheers to Charity
Participating in Negroni Week is simple. All you need to do is visit a participating bar or restaurant during the event and order a Negroni or one of its creative twists. Your indulgence contributes to a noble cause, as a portion of your purchase will be donated to charitable organizations chosen by the participating venues. At cocktailored we will donate 10% of the sale price of all Negroni products during this week
Raise Your Glass for Good
Don't miss out on the opportunity to make a difference while enjoying a delightful cocktail. Here's how you can get involved in Negroni Week 2023:
Find a Participating Venue: Look for bars and restaurants in your area that are taking part in Negroni Week. Many establishments promote their participation well in advance.
Try Different Negroni Variations: Experiment with the various Negroni concoctions crafted by skilled bartenders. You might discover a new favorite while supporting a charitable cause.
Spread the Word: Share your Negroni Week experiences on social media using the hashtag #NegroniWeek. Encourage your friends and followers to join in the festivities.
Donate Directly: If you can't make it to a participating venue, consider making a direct donation to one of the selected charities associated with Negroni Week.
Negroni Week 2023 is not just about enjoying exquisite cocktails; it's about raising your glass to make a positive impact on the world. By indulging in Negronis during this week, you're contributing to worthy causes while savoring the legacy of a classic cocktail. So, gather your friends, explore the Negroni variations, and toast to a week of philanthropy and flavor.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. When is Negroni Week 2023?
Negroni Week 2023 takes place between September 18 to September 24.
2. How can I find a participating bar or restaurant?
You can find a list of participating venues on the official Negroni Week website or by searching on social media using the event's hashtag.
3. Are there non-alcoholic Negroni options available?
Yes, some venues offer non-alcoholic versions of Negroni, ensuring that everyone can participate in the celebration, regardless of their beverage preferences.
4. Can I donate to Negroni Week charities directly?
Absolutely! If you can't make it to a participating venue, you can visit the Negroni Week website and make a direct donation to the chosen charities. For every Negroni product you buy from Cocktailored during this week, we will donate 10% of the sales price to charity.
5. What charities does Negroni Week support?
This year the main charity that is supported by Negroni Week is Slow Food. Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us.