Can’t Miss Negronis: West Coast Edition
Negroni Week is all about getting OUT and having a drink for a cause. Here’s a taste of just some of the most creative Negroni Week cocktails being served up this week on the WEST COAST. (Find a few EAST COAST favorites HERE, and watch for an international edition coming in the next few days.) What are you waiting for? Get out there and get sipping!
The Long & Strong
From Jesse Card of The Knock Back, Portland, OR
Aperol, Beefeater, Lillet, fresh lemon and 2 dashes plum bitters served over fresh ice in a Collins glass and topped with bubbly.
Charity: Friends of the Children
The Negroni Experiment
From Jamie Bordeau, Canon, Seattle, WA
A Negroni 3 Ways (rum, gin, rye), each with an orange twist garnish.
From Nathan Layman of The Tin Table, Seattle, WA
Damrak Gin, Campari, Barolo Cocchi Chinato and Creme de Cacao, served up with an orange twist.
Charity: Team Survivor
From Gruner in Portland, OR
Ransom’s Old Tom gin, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, Zirbenz Stone Pine Liqueur, Doug fir tip tincture, served over large ice cube with a lemon twist.
Charity: Urban Gleaners
From Eddie Johnson of Andina, Portland, OR
Macchu Pisco, Campari, Carpano Antica and fresh grapefruit juice. Garnished with an orange twist.
Charity: Health Bridges International
From Justin Garcidiaz of Xico, Portland, OR
Equal parts mezcal, Carpano Antica and Campari infused with mole spices. Served over a big ice cube with an orange twist.
Down for the Count
From Tony Gurdian of Imperial, Portland, OR
Beefeater gin, Campari, smoked sweet vermouth and fresh grapefruit juice.
Charity: The Pixie Project
Mezcal Negroni (pictured)
From Aaron Melendrez of Pistola, Los Angeles
Mezcal, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, Gran Classico, and black walnut bitters.
Charity: Race to Erase MS
From Mark Skeens of Big Bar, Los Angeles
Hendrick’s Gin, Smith & Cross Rum, Velvet Falernum and Campari.
Charity:Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
From Garrett Mikell of Eveleigh, Los Angeles, CA
Beefeater gin, Campari, Cynar and sweet vermouth. Served on the rocks with a lemon twist.
Charity: Communities in Schools
Negroni Numero Nueve
From David Ruiz, Padrecito, SF
Mezcal, Aperol, Dolin rouge, Peychauds bitters, served in a Nick and Nora glass.
Charity: National Brain Tumor Society
Twinkle in Her Eye
From Robyn Folsom, Atomic Liqours, Las Vegas NV
Fords gin, Lillet blanc, Aperol, orange bitters, strained into an absinthe-rinsed flute and top with bubbly.
Charity: Safe Nest
From Ashley Roshitsh of Saint Lawrence Gridiron Boise, Idaho
Beefeater gin, Cointreau, Aperol, lime and Campari salt.
Charity: Boise Bicycle Project
From Aaron Zieske of Polite Provisions, San Deigo, CA
Smith & Cross rum, Jamaican rum, Carpano Bianco, Campari and banana liqueur.
Charity: Tony Hawk Foundation
From Bunk Bar in Portland, OR
A mix of gin and orange and grapefruit juices are combined with a Campari-sweet vermouth float for a heavenly, icy cup of goodness.
Charity: Doctors Without Borders
Photo: Courtesy Pistola