Vancouver Bartenders Get Creative During Negroni Week

Tuc Craft Kitchen

With spring/summer cocktail sipping well underway, now is the perfect time to laud (and drink) the classic Negroni. The Italian cocktail, traditionally composed of equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, has a simplicity and refreshing quality that’s hard to beat.

From June 4-10, 2018, Vancouver bartenders across the city will be taking part in Negroni Week. They’re inviting the public to try their delicious and innovative creations, with partial proceeds going to the charity of their choice.

Negroni Week began in 2013 as an initiative of Campari and Imbibe Magazine. Originally starting with only 120 venues, the campaign has grown to over 7,700 global venues, all devoted to celebrating the iconic cocktail. During the Week, participating restaurants and bars serve classic and reinvented negronis, choosing from official charity selections for fundraising.

Currently, 79 venues in the Lower Mainland are taking part, offering a wealth of different negronis and charities to choose from.

Here are ten establishments that are taking part:

1. Reflections: The Garden Terrace at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia (801 West Georgia Street)
Offering: Classic, white, and Inception Negronis (two negroni cocktails in one glass, with one frozen into a sphere)
Charity: Surfrider Foundatin

2. Homer St Café & Bar (898 Homer Street)

The Duchess and the Queen

Offering: Classic Negroni; Pacific Boulevard (Campari, Forty Creek, Cinzano Orancio, and Cynar); and “The Duchess and the Queen” (inspired by the Royal Wedding, with Campari, Queensborough gin, Ambre Vermouth, Grand Marnier, and soda)
Charity: Slow Food International

3. Library Square Public House (300 West Georgia Street)
Offering: Classic Negronis
Charity: Surfrider Foundation

4. Provence Marinaside (1177 Marinaside Crescent)


Offering: Negroni Xavier (Antica Formula Vermouth, Campari, Tempo gin, Mole bitters, olive garnish); Negroni Chesterfield (Tangueray, Campari, Fernet Branca, Cinzanno Rosso, Brandied cherry liqueur, orange twist garnish); Negroni Fiene (Glendalough Wild Botanical Irish gin, Antica Formula Vermouth, coffee infused sweet vermouth, and an orange twist garnish); and the “Standard” Negroni
Charity: Surfrider Foundation

5. Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar (900 Seymour Street)


Offering: Ahoy Hoy (beefeater gin, Campari, noilly pratt amber, ‘Radice’ paltrinieri lambrusco, bittered sling western haskap bitters, sliced strawberries garnish)
Charity: Surfrider Foundation

6. Tuc Craft Kitchen (60 West Cordova Street)


Offering: Paris Block Negroni (Sheringham Seaside gin, Punt e Mes, Fernet Branca, Campari, Aperol, grapefruit & hops bitters); Grapefruit Negroni (Broker’s Gin, Campari, Lillet Blanc, grapefruit); Mezcal Negroni (Los Siete Misterios Mezcal, Campari, Cynar, orange)
Charity: WE Charity

7. Wildebeest (120 West Hasting Street)

Basilisk Negroni; Photo Credit: Jonathan Norton

Offering: Basilisk Negroni (Mezcal, Cocchi Americano, Amaro Nonino, and grapefruit twist)
Charity: WE Charity

8. Tableau Bar Bistro (1181 Melville Street)

La Trompeur

Offering: Classic Negroni, Old Pal (Campari, American Rye, Dry Vermouth), and Le Trompeur (Campari, gin, Dolin Blanc, Cuvée Jean-Louis sparkling wine)
Charity: Slow Food International

9. The Lobby Lounge at the Fairmont Pacific Rim (1038 Canada Place)
Offering: Classic Negroni; Strawberry Spagliato (Blanco Tequila, Strawberry-infused Campari, Bianco Vermouth, Prosecco); Lucky Negroni (Gin, Sake Vermouth, Bitter Bianco, Grapefruit Peel); Welcome to the Jungle (Aged Rum Blend, Campari, Cynar, Punt e Mes, Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice)
Charity: Surfrider Foundation

10. The Blackbird Public House and Oyster Bar (905 Dunsmuir Street)
Offering: Classic Negroni and featured daily Negroni (eg Negroni milkshake, Negroni ganite, and Negroni popsicle)
Charity: Surfrider Foundation

Further information about Negroni Week can be found on-line.

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