I created this original cocktail recipe back in 2016 for Negroni Week. That was likely the first time I encountered Ancho Reyes Liqueur, and it quickly became a must-have for my home bar. This recipe recently received a lot of attention when it was featured by fellow cocktail writer, Steve the Bartender. (Thanks, Steve!)Read more
Negroni Week – one of my favorite weeks of the year. Not only do I get to partake in the forever-classic negroni, but to participate in supporting charity. However, this year is a bit different from prior years. Participating venues select a charity from the vetted list provided by Imbibe and Campari then make an initial donation to the charity.
This year marks the 4th annual Negroni Week presented by Imbibe and Campari. What I particularly appreciate about this event is that it encourages local establishments to participate and donate to a local charity of their choice. The way it works is an establishment registers for the event stating which Negronis or Negroni variants they will be serving and to what charity the will donate a portion of their proceeds – the minimum donation is $1 per drink. In addition, Campari donates $10,000 to the chosen charity of the establishment that raises the most money. Imbibe chooses a participant randomly and donates $1,000 to their charity. Last year was a record-breaking year with $321,000 raised!Read more
Bitters are the fashion accessory of the cocktail world – a small accent that makes what surrounds them pop. In fashion it could be a small accessory like a tie or piece of jewelry that brings out an adjacent color and in a cocktail it’s a few drops of concentrated flavor that provides Read more