For this year’s Negroni Week, IAM is hosting the Launch Party taking place at Mesa in Costa Mesa on June 5, 2017. The week long Negroni Week event lasts from June 5th through Sunday, June 11th. During the event, eight Orange County bartenders will prepare their signature Negroni for a judging panel and hope to take home the 1st Place title, as well as an experience education scholarship provided by Inspire Artistic Minds. The participating bartenders must use the following ingredients: Campari, Botanist Gin, their choice of Sweet Vermouth; beyond that, they are allowed to be as creative as they wish in terms of additional ingredients, presentation, and flair. All in attendance on this evening will make a $10 donation and get to try a sample of each of the Negroni creations, as well as the opportunity to vote for their favorite, and enjoy a variety of small bites courtesy of Mesa.
Participating Bars + Bartenders:
Dry Society – Andrew Parish
Mesa Lounge – Jordan Kutchma
The Blind Rabbit – Robert Adamson
HopScotch – Jose Zepeda
Beer Belly: a craft beer bar – Sherwood Souzankari
Ecco Pizzeria & Bar – Isabella Martinez
The Blind Pig – Ryan Autry
Vaca – David Saenz
7 days, 3 ingredients, 1 simple way to give back! Presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, Negroni Week launched in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and in an effort to raise money for charities around the world. From 2013 to 2016, Negroni Week grew from about 100 participating venues to 6,000 venues around the world, and to date, they have collectively raised nearly $900,000 for charitable causes.
This year, bars and restaurants will be mixing classic Negronis and Negroni variations for a great cause. To participate, each bar signs up at negroniweek.com, chooses from our list of recommended charities, and makes an immediate donation to that charity. They can also return during and after Negroni Week to make additional donations to their chosen charity. After Negroni Week is complete, we tally up how much was raised collectively by all of our participating bars, restaurants and partners.
For list of all participating bars visit, www.negroniweek.com.