NEGRONI WEEK 2015
The Grand Rapids Cocktail Guild and CAMPARI USA:
Grand Rapids is coming out to cocktail for charity!
With the purpose of getting the cocktail/bar industry to be more active in their communities, Negroni Week is a national event that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities and community organizations across the country.
The only requirements to participate are to make a “negroni special” all week long, then just commit to donating a portion of the sales of your special to a local charity.
The Grand Rapids Cocktail Guild has banded together 33 local businesses to participate for the first time ever, and raise funds for several great charities that support our West Michigan community!
This year, the charities the Grand Rapids Cocktail Guild has chosen are The Grand Rapids Public Library, The Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, the Downs Syndrome Association of West Michigan, The GR Scholarship for Women in Leadership in the Culinary Arts, and the Well House. We’ll be combining the money raised from all of our participants and split it equally between these great Grand Rapids organizations.
Negroni Week runs June 1 – 7, so you've got plenty of time to explore everything from the Classic Negroni to some Negroni Ice Cream and Negroni Cupcakes, to a creative riff on the cocktail from your local mixological experts.
Don't forget to tag #grcocktailguild and #negroniweek on your social media! We'll have shout-outs and prizes for our favorite posts!
Raising glasses and making a better city – what more could we want?
NEGRONI WEEK MAP!
GR Negroni Tour here:
A LIST OF OUR AMAZING PARTICIPANTS:
Amore Trattoria Italiana
Campari - New Holland Clockwork Orange liquor - gin - sweet vermouth, blended & garnished with mint leaf and orange slice
Cappelletti Aperitivo, Dolin rouge, Lelle prosecco
Art of the Table
"Complete Negroni Package": Full bottles of Two James' Gin, Campari, & Dolin Sweet Vermouth, with glasses and a bar kit
Valentine Liberator Gin, Vya Sweet Vermouth, a Campari Syrup Reduction, served with a Grapefruit Bitters Cube and Garnished with a Candied Campari Lollipop
Bistro Bella Vita
Barrel-aged Negroni with Knickerbocker Gin, Campari, and Sweet Vermouth
Negroni Kombucha: Filtered Water, Fair-Trade Organic Sugar, Fair- Trade Organic Puerh-Blood Orange Tea (Puerh Tea, Hibiscus Flowers, Orange Peel, Orange Oil, Grapefruit, and Blood Orange), Organic Juniper Berries. ***available at the Downtown Market
Smoky Negroni: Mezcal, Punt y Mes, Campari
Grand Rapids Brewing Company
El Topo - Mezcal, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Blood Orange Bitters, Pineapple leaf garnish
The Duke - New Holland Barrel Aged Knickerbocker Gin, Fernet-Branca, Sweet Vermouth, St. Germaine infused ice cube
Sbagliato Sorbet - House made cherry & sweet vermouth sorbet, house made honey-campari syrup, Sparkling wine
Grove Negroni: Two James Gin, Campari, Crème de Violette, Housemade Grapefruit Bitters, muddled grapefruit
Harmony Brewing Company
Earl grey-infused Negroni
Blood Orange Negroni: Hendricks, Campari, Cinzano Sweet Vermouth, Blood Orange, Orange Peel
New Holland Brewing Company
Barrel-aged Negroni: Knickerbocker gin, house-made vermouth, amaro, lemon peel
Negroni Dessert Pairing: Evergreen Lane goat cheese tart, black pepper tuile, rhubarb compote
Rabbit terrine with Negroni flavors, paired with a white Negroni
MI-Groni: gin/campari/sweet vermouth, but then an addition of MI cherry liquor and a slash of lemonade.
Classic Negroni with New Holland spirits, barrel-aged for 6 weeks
The Geneva Convention: Bacardi Superior, Campari, Dolin Blanc, Cointreau, Orange bitters
Classic Negroni: New Holland Knickerbocker Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, ice ball
Negroni Upside-Down Cake
Chezgroni: Raspberry-infused gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Cava
SpeakEZ Negroni: Hendricks Gin, Contratto Rossa, Campari, Flamed Orange
SEZ Bijou: Boodles Gin, Noilly Pratt, Yellow Chartreuse, Campari
Negroni Royale: Cynar, Noilly Pratt, Dewars White Label, Prosecco, Cracked Cinnamon Stick
Oola Bourbon Barrel Aged Gin, Sweet vermouth, Amaro Montenegro
Martin Miller Gin, sweet vermouth, Luxardo Bitter, orange bitters, flamed orange peel
The Chop House
The Green Well Gastro Pub
The Mario Batali: house-infused Hibiscus gin, house-made Campari, sweet vermouth, orange peel
Pop Negroni/Hipster Happy Meal
A riff on the classic Jungle Bird, our vibrantly-colored version of adult fountain pop combines Flor de Cana Extra Seco rum and Campari with lime and pineapple juices, and is served on draft and topped with soda. To complete its irreverent flair, it is also available as a Hipster Happy Meal with house-made chicken nuggets accompanied by sweet vermouth BBQ, grapefruit sweet and sour, and a herbal buttermilk dressing.