June 6 marks the first day of Negroni Week! Campari and Imbibe Magazine sponsor this annual celebration of the drink, wherein proceeds from the Negronis you order at your favorite local spots are donated to the charities of their choice.
In my neighborhood, I’d love to try Sycamore’s offerings: a spicy version with Ancho Reyes, or the Backyard 1794, “a Boulevardier variation with rye, Campari, walnut and pecan bitters.” Sycamore chose the National MS Society as their charity.
If you can’t make it to a participating location, enjoy a classic Negroni at home and practice some armchair charity.
1 oz. gin
1 oz. sweet vermouth
1 oz. Campari
orange twist for garnish
Stir with ice. Strain over ice.