Often it is the simplest things in life that evoke the most joy. For those of age, a well-made cocktail can do this with an instantaneous vigor. For 100 years, the Negroni has been a source of such elation for the thirsty, and passionate. Widely believed to have been created in Florence, this deceptively basic combination of gin, vermouth, and Campari has worked its way over the taste buds and into the hearts of millions ever since. Like hopping into a cold body of water on a hot Southern California day, it shocks and delights, urging for a halt in conversation in favor of another sip.
No better way to celebrate such a great drink then with a world-wide, week-long celebration, that just happens to benefit various charities at the same time. Negroni Week was started by Imbibe Magazine and Campari years ago, and now, Orange County is enjoying our 2019 Negroni Week. While the event is halfway over, you should know that the grand finale has yet to come. Presented by Inspire Artistic Minds, Campari, and Blinking Owl Distillery, a final competition featuring six of Orange Counties hottest bartenders going head-to-head at Playground in DTSA. The event is from 12-4, so head over, drink some Negronis, donate for charity, and enjoy. There is an after party if you play your cards right, so embrace the fun, and finish Negroni Week 2019 in style.