People get passionate about their negroni so here's a reason to get really excited: the inaugural Tour di Negroni is about to unleash its Campari into Denver's community of gin aficionados. What is the Tour di Negroni you ask. A whole month-long celebration of all things Negroni, featuring twelve of Denver's premier cocktail bars.
The cocktail bars will each offer a classic Negroni, traditionally crafted with equal parts gin, vermouth and bitters –most likely Campari. The bars will also offer inspired variations of the Negroni, like the Toro! Toro! created by Ryan Layman of Steuben's with Bombay Sapphire Gin, Noilly Prat Ambre, and his house-made bitter liquor.
Participating bars and restaurants include Acorn, Ace, Central Bistro & Bar, Colt & Gray, Edge, the Green Russell, Punch Bowl Social, Roosevelt, Session Kitchen, Steuben's, TAG, and Williams & Graham.
The Tour Di Negroni season will conclude at the end of April and will reemerge at a yet-to-be-disclosed location in June, where all 12 teams of bartenders competitively shake up their Negroni variations at the finale event, Concorso di Negroni - a big Negroni showdown competition.
More information and recipes can be found online at TourDiNegroni.com. Follow along on social media with the #TDN14 hashtag.