It’s the annual Negroni Week and bartenders across the United States are shaking up gin, campari, and vermouth—and giving back. The week long event, which runs June 5th to the 11th, uses cocktailing to raise money for a range of nonprofits. Since launching in 2013, Negroni Week has raised nearly $900,000 for charity.
For a second year, Beverage Director Amanda Reed has concocted something special to be featured during this week. Last year, her signature negroni incorporated Copperworks sherry-barrel aged gin; this year, it will feature an IPA reduction. “I chose the IPA reduction because I thought it would be a clever way to add rich, malty bitterness,” says Reed. “Additionally, I added fino sherry to incorporate the fortified note and to add an oxidative layer. I combined these two ingredients in substitution for the sweet vermouth.” Amanda’s concoction will be served on the rocks and garnished in true style—with an orange peel.
And, Heartwood Provisions will be donating $1 to Fisher House Foundation for every negroni—IPA reduction or traditional—served June 5-11. The nonprofit provides military families with housing close to a loved one during hospitalization. In Washington, Fisher House has homes near Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Madigan Army Medical Center and Seattle’s VA Puget Sound Health Care System.
IPA Reduction Negroni Recipe
1 oz Boomsma Genever Gin
1 oz Campari
1/2 oz Fino Sherry
1/2 oz IPA Reduction
Stir. Serve over rocks. Garnish with an orange peel.