To celebrate 100 years of the Negroni and 150 years of Campari the bar team at 99 Hanover Street will be offering guests of Cocktails in the City Edinburgh a tasting flight of Negronis this May.
CAMPARI’s most famous cocktail, the Negroni, was born 100 years ago at Caffe Casoni in Florence. Count Camillo Negroni asked the bartender to strengthen his favourite cocktail – the Americano, a mix of Campari, Vermouth and soda water– by replacing the soda water with gin, a choice inspired by his recent trip to Britain.
Andrew Scutts organiser of Cocktails in the City comments: “this will be a great experience for guests at CITC Edinburgh. 99 Hanover Street are a very creative bar team and I'm looking forward to seeing the tasting flight that they develop for the event."
Guests will be invited to vote for their favourite variation, will the classic combination of CAMPARI, Gin and Sweet Vermouth win out or will a new contemporary twist take the glory. Come and vote with your palettes.
Since Count Negroni’s creation in 1919, the Negroni has become one of CAMPARI most famous cocktails and can now be ordered in bars from Tokyo, to New York to Mumbai. The drink is a renowned bartender favourite the cocktail and celebrated with its own week of events around the world to raise money for charitable foundations.