Negroni Week is taking place from 4-10 June and we’ve teamed up with UK sponsor Campari, Italy’s iconic red aperitif, to highlight the best events taking place throughout the week. Read below to get all the details on everything that’s happening in the capital, and see where you should be sipping this Negroni Week.
London is a city of cocktail lovers, and one of the most popular and enduring serves is the classic Negroni. This iconic sip mixes Campari, gin and sweet red vermouth. Any discerning Londoner’s preferred tipple, Negronis are a complex, sophisticated and grown up drink to savour. For Negroni Week, bars across the globe will be dedicating seven days to the stuff and London’s bar scene is ready for action. The best part is that all of the participating venues will be donating a portion of their Negroni cocktail sales to charity, so there’s never been a better reason to head to the bar and order yourself a Negroni....and remember, there's no Negroni without Campari.
Negroni Week dates for your diary
Soho House Group, various locations
What: Soho House Group is launching a bespoke Negroni menu at all its UK locations, including The Nickel Bar at The Ned (pictured above). Each venue will showcase four unique twists on the classic cocktail, so there’ll be a little something for everyone.
When: 4-10 June
Where: Various locations
What: Oriole will host a Campari Masterclass on 5 June. From 7-11pm, visiting guests will learn how to master the perfect serve, and tickets to the event are free of charge. Click here to reserve your space.
When: 5 June
Where: Smithfield Market, EC1A 9LH
The Gherkin, City
What: The Gherkin will be hosting a Negroni Night on its 40th Floor, from 6.30-7.30pm on 4 June. The evening will see a Negroni masterclass followed by live music, Negroni cocktails and aperitivo snacks. You’ll also be able to take in the stunning views of the capital.
When: 4 June
Where: Levels 39-40, 30 St Mary Axe, EC3A 8EP
Bar Termini Centrale, Marylebone
What: Bar Termini Centrale is joining in on the festivities by playing host to a series of guest bartenders throughout the week, including Argentina’s Sebastian Atienza, who used to work at acclaimed bar Floreria Atlántico in Buenos Aires.
When: 4-10 June
Where: 31 Duke Street, W1U 1LG
What: Soho pasta joint Pastaio is hosting an unlimited pasta event on Sunday 11 June… yes, you read that correctly. Guests on the day will be able to enjoy delicious bowls of pasta alongside a Classic Negroni for just £20. Limited tickets are available through Mr Hyde here.
When: 11 June
Where: 19 Ganton Street, W1F 9BN
Or if you’d rather stay in, here’s how to recreate the cocktail at home.
For more information about Negroni Week, visit negroniweek.com and follow the action with #NegroniWeek on Twitter.