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How well do you know-groni the Negroni?


We are deep into one of the best weeks of the year: Negroni week! It's such a wonderful excuse to sip on this exquisite cocktail (not that you need one!). But how well do you know this bright red, bitter sipper? Take our little quiz and find out -- and maybe also learn something new!


1. What are the ingredients in a Negroni? A. Tequila, Campari, sweet vermouth B. Gin, Tonic, lavender bitters C. Gin, Campari, sweet vermouth D. Gin, Campari, dry vermouth


2. Who is the Negroni named after?

A. Count Camillo Negroni

B. Tony Negroni C. The town of Negroni, Italy

D. Nathan Edward Groni


3. The "World's Largest Negroni" was assembled at the Tales of the Cocktail event in 2011. How big was it?

A. 15 gallons

B. 30 gallons

C. 45 gallons

D. 60 gallons


4. What is Negroni Week?

A. Week when tattoo artists do Negroni tattoos for free

B. Week when the Italian government distributes free Negronis to all

Italian citizens

C. Week when the Chicago River is dyed red

D. Week to celebrate the Negroni cocktail and raise money for charities


5. What did Orson Welles say about the Negroni?

A. "What the foop?!"

B. "It's one Negroni, Michael. What could it cost? Ten dollars?"

C. “The bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you. They

balance each other.”

D. "Well, it just sounds like an accidental death to me."


 

Answers:

1. What are the ingredients in a Negroni?

C. Gin, Campari, sweet vermouth

These three ingredients, in equal parts, comprise the classic Negroni.


2. Who is the Negroni named after?

A. Count Camillo Negroni

Camillo Negroni was a Italian count who asked, in a bar in Florence in

1919, that the soda water in his Americano cocktail be substituted with

gin to make it stronger. And thus, the Negroni -- and an eventual

worldwide obsession -- was born.


3. The "World's Largest Negroni" was assembled at the Tales of the Cocktail

event in 2011. How big was it?

B. 30 gallons

That's about 900 Negronis!


4. What is Negroni Week?

D. Week to celebrate the Negroni cocktail and raise money for

charities

Negroni Week was launched in 2013 as a partnership between Imbibe

Magazine and Campari as a way to fundraise for charities worldwide.

The first year, 120 bars participated, and it is now up to 12,000 venues

globally! Over $3 million has been raised to date, just from the

proceeds of Negroni cocktails sold during each week annually.


5. What did Orson Welles say about the Negroni?

C. “The bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you.

They balance each other.”

Orson Welles tried the Negroni cocktail while in Italy in 1947. (The other

quotes are, kind of, from (A) The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; (B)

Arrested Development; and (D) The X-Files....and now you know our

pandemic TV viewing habits.)



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