Starting this Monday (18), the whole world celebrates the tradition and authenticity of a century-old and increasingly popular drink: the Negroni. For a week, Negroni Week brings together enthusiasts of this cocktail and connects the bartending industry by proposing the creation of new original versions of the drink, the most consumed in the world in 2021, according to the Drinks International platform.
Invented in 1919 by Count Negroni – who asked to add a touch of gin instead of soda to his Americano – the Negroni has never failed to win new admirers, thanks to the balanced and simple combination of just three ingredients, in three equal parts: Campari , red vermouth and gin.
Created in 2013 by Campari and Imbibe Magazine with the aim of strengthening cocktail culture and raising money for charitable causes around the world, this year’s Negroni Week brings together, in Brazil alone, 150 bars in the states of São Paulo , Rio de Janeiro, Paraná, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul, Paraíba, Pernambuco and Sergipe.
In Curitiba, nine establishments participate in Negroni Week with original creations of the cocktail based on the iconic bitter Italian, in addition to the traditional recipe, of course! In some of the participating bars, when purchasing two Negronis, the customer receives a snack to pair with. The program also includes a workshop on the history of the drink over the years, with guided tasting. Check it out below!
Mykola Lab Bar + AstroLAB
The cocktail “laboratory bars” Mykola and AstroLAB have come together in a joint promotion this Negroni Week: in both establishments, from 7 pm onwards, when purchasing two Negronis, the customer receives a portion of gyozas (four units, pork flavor or vegetables, with vegan option).
In addition to the traditional Negroni, the original version created by Mykola will be available, with Asian influences: called Kaigan, the cocktail also contains Campari, Rosso vermouth and gin, but all ingredients are infused with nori seaweed and umeboshi (a type of Japanese plum). ).
A Negroni class
In addition to the promotion, the two bars, with support from Campari, are promoting, this Monday (18) and Tuesday (19), the “Negroni Time Line” workshop, with barwoman Jaci Andrade, who runs the counter at Mykola . Lasting approximately two hours and in a guided tasting format, the course will cover the history of the cocktail, its precursors, the reinterpretations inspired by the classic and even “some tall tales” told about the drink. In addition to educational material, the first fifteen registrants will receive an official Campari cup.
The workshops start at 7 pm, Monday (18) at AstroLAB and Tuesday (19) at Mykola. Registration costs R$180 (with the donation of a pack of sanitary pads) or R$200 (without the donation). The price includes teaching materials and drinks. Reservations via direct message on the bars’ Instagram profiles.
Mykola Lab Bar is located at Rua Visconde do Rio Branco, 1087 – Centro. @bar_mykola
AstroLAB is located at Alameda Presidente Taunay, 533 – Batel. @astrolabcwb
Chinchu Bar and Parrilla
Chinchu, which normally does not open on Mondays, opens its doors on this day, from 7 pm, to celebrate the beginning of Negroni Week 2023. To eat, you will be served an icon of the grill Argentina: the chinchulin, roast of the first third of the ox’s small intestine. The delicacy famous in Argentina and Uruguay, which inspired the bar’s name, will be presented in different forms, accompanying the classic Negroni. Tickets are limited and cost R$75 (including wine tasting). chinchulin and the Combo Negroni Week, with two Negronis plus a bread with sausage).
Chinchu Bar y Parrilla is located at Rua Saldanha Marinho, 1144 – Centro. @chinchuparrilla
Starting Negroni Week work, this Monday (18), Ponto Gin welcomes four guest bartenders: Alieksey Machinsky (Mykola), Richard Orciuch (Officina Restô Bar), Tati Guimas (Ginger) and Daniel Pires Reinhardt (Royalty) join the bar team – Rafael Kyoshi, Timóteo Moura and Gabriel Bueno – serving new drinks that harmonize with chef Ju Schwabe’s dishes.
On Wednesday (20), guest Jaci Andrade (Mykola) takes charge of the bar and presents the Kaigan cocktail, her signature creation for Negroni Week. In addition, the night will have live music and the presence of an artist.
Ponto Gin is at Alameda Pres.Taunay, 543 – Batel. @pontogin
Find out which other bars in Curitiba are participating in Negroni Week 2023:
To find out what is happening during Negroni Week 2023, visit the link, follow the hashtags #NegroniWeek, #Negroni and #NegroniWeek23 and the Campari and Campari Brasil profiles.