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Then the shimmering blues of the Mediterranean and the golden tans of the Euro may have flooded your diet lately. But if you haven’t escaped the capricious temperatures of Oz this winter, the following news is sure to prick up your ears. Campari — the signature red bitters at the heart of a negroni — offers a trip for two to Italy. How do you get your entries? Just start sipping negronis.
Negroni Week is the international celebration of flavor and drink history and captures the collective cocktail consciousness for seven days each year. In 2022, it intensifies, commemorating a full decade of dedicated banter with the tipple.
From Friday September 9 to Friday September 30, venues in NSW and Victoria will put negronis front and center. First, you need your Negroni Digital Passport. Then, once registered and uploaded your passport, go to participating locations where you just bought a negroni (crafted by top bartenders) in exchange for a stamp in your passport – and entry to the comp.
Melburnites you can venture to Carlton Yacht Club, Batch of Baxters or The Bon Ton of Collingwood. Or stick to the city limits and stop at HER, Goldilocks Rooftop Bar or Treviso. If you’re in Sydney, start your tasting with a beachside cocktail at Lola’s Level 1, before working your way through classic twists at Lobo, Burrow Bar, Apollonia and Hickson House. Distilling Co.
Plus, if you go to the free Negroni Week launch parties on Sunday, September 11, you’ll get a bonus double stamp. Sydney’s Earl’s Juke Joint is ready to kick off the week with a DJ, a four-part negroni menu and free snacks from Continental Deli and sliced pizzas from Bella Brutta. And in Melbourne, The Rooftop at QT has live music, free bites and, of course, lots of negronis. Additionally, $1 from every negroni sold is donated to charity.
Throughout the month of September, there are 45 participating sites across NSW and Victoria, all fully stocked with a perfect pour – and twists – of Campari, gin and vermouth. And during Negroni week, your entries will be doubled (not that the offer needs to be sweetened).
Visit the Campari website for upload your passport. FYI, there is a maximum of two stamps per day, per person.
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