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When in Summerlin, Echo and Rig is “the place” for good food, wine & drink. Equipped with a top of the line butcher shop, a restaurant with impeccable plating & ingredients, and a bonafide bar program, is always at the top of the list.

It should be no surprise that for this year’s Negroni Week, it is a mecca for the Negroni. Beverage Director, Robert Jacob-Wank is providing a Negroni with a delicious twist. His “Charred Oak Negroni” harnesses the magic that happens in the barrel with the charred oak infused Bulldog gin. To counterbalance the richness of the infused gin, he chose the elegant and floral, Carpano Bianco, and the bittersweet rhubarb darling, Aperol.

Come once… come often… come drink one for a good cause!

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Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant has long been a Las Vegas staple for delicious Italian food, wine & spirits. And for the upcoming Negroni Week, it is a perfect fit.

For the week of June 6-12 you can drink the most iconic aperativo and do it for charity! Ferraro’s is featuring a Negroni with the complex & citrus-forward, Tanquerey Ten, classically bitter Campari, and the Cocchi’s Barolo Chinato.

Many are familiar with the classic vermouth, Cocchi Americano, but the Chinato is cut from different cloth. Chinato is the Italian word for Quinine which makes up a good part of the flavor profile of this high end and rare aromatized wine. It fetches a high price, partly due to its use of the “King of Italian Reds” which is Barolo. This powerful, earthy and tannic red makes up the backbone of the Chinato and bolsters an already savory and delicious cocktail.

When you stop in, ask for chapter member Brege Reilly to stir you up some magic!

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Oh Negroni Week… Another stellar reason to drink the world’s perfect cocktail!

This year’s weeklong charity event is continuing to expand venues and proliferate palates all over the city. What is your best bet on the Fremont experience? Oscar’s Steakhouse. The Downtown neo-classic not only features one Negroni but has an entire Negroni menu!

The one to look out for is the Popeye Doyle’s Negroni. The bright bitterness of Campari is offset by Bordeaux’s favorite aromatized wine, floral and delicate, Lillet Blanc. It is all combined with dry and triumphant bubbles; the champagne whose effervescence acts as an enticing flavor accelerator.

As it says on the menu, Popeye Doyle’s Negroni, “If you are on a train, being chased through France, this is the cocktail you want on your side.”

 

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The time is almost here for Negroni Week.

Now in it’s 4th year, #NegroniWeek features venues world-wide, with multiple variations of the ubër-cocktail. All in the name of charity, it is a dam good time. The USBG has again partnered with  Campari & Imbibe Magazine to make this glorious week happen, and in 2015, helped raise over $350,000.

This year, Las Vegas has a plethora of choices when it comes to flavor and locales to enjoy the week. The first one that we would like to feature is the Sand Dollar. Located on Polaris and Spring Mt, it is a favorite of industry professionals and civilians alike. It is the perfect place to imbibe for a cause!

 

Lead Bartender and USBGLV Member, Jessica Westergom:

“We kept our featured Negroni super classic with the exception of adding a barrel aged element to it. We used a spiced Amaro to season our American Oak barrel before adding Campari, Tanqueray Gin, and Carpano Antica Vermouth- all equal parts. We stir and prefer to serve over one large rock with a fresh orange swath, but if a guest prefers it up, we’d be happy to serve it that way also. We chose Shade Tree as our charity of choice for Negroni week.”

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Be a part of history! #NEGRONIWEEK

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We spent the day donating time to a great local charity, Toys 4 Smiles. They take in donated wood and supplies and make high quality, hand-made toys. These toys are then donated to anyone in need of a smile. They are sent to children’s hospitals, shelters, schools, churches and many more. You don’t need any prior woodworking skills to help out and they are always in need of volunteers. I encourage you to spend some time with this great charity. Click here for more information on how to volunteer.

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