Celebrate Negroni week at The Venetian and The Palazzo

Jun 2, 2016 12:25 PM

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas are once again joining restaurants and bars across the globe for Negroni Week, June 6 - 12, a celebration of one of the world's great cocktails, and an effort to raise money for charity.

Proceeds from Negroni cocktail sales at Bellini Bar at The Venetian, Fusion Mixology Bar at The Palazzo and Laguna Champagne Bar at The Palazzo will benefit Safe Nest, Nevada's largest and most comprehensive charity devoted solely to domestic violence issues. In addition, Very Venice Bar, located in Grand Canal Shoppes, is participating and also donating to Safe Nest.

Participating restaurants at The Venetian and The Palazzo include:

Emeril Lagasse's Delmonico and Table 10,donating to the Emeril Lagasse Foundation.

Canaletto Ristorante, donating to Helen David Relief Fund, a charity that assists women in the bar industry who are fighting breast cancer.

Negroni Week, presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, launched in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world's great cocktails and an effort to raise money for charitable causes around the world. From 2013 to 2014, Negroni Week grew from more than 100 participating venues to more than 1,300 participating venues around the world and more than $120,000 raised for charities. Last year, more than 3,500 venues around the world mixed their favorite Negroni variations and raised over $320,000 for charitable causes, almost triple the amount raised in 2014.

The Negroni cocktail can be served on the rocks or in a cocktail glass. The drink, known for its bitter taste, was invented in 1919 in Florence, Italy and has gained generations of fans.

Classic Negroni:

1 oz. gin
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. sweet vermouth
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
Garnish: orange twist

Stir ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass (or ice-filled double rocks glass) and garnish.

To learn more, please visit negroniweek.com. For more information on The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas, please visit venetian.com and palazzo.com

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