The World's Largest Negroni

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May 28 2015, 10:01 AM

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Green Russell will host a tapping party on June 1st, in celebration of Negroni Week. 

Gin, Sweet Vermouth and Campari (72 bottles of each) were poured into a Wild Turkey bourbon barrell. 

Alex Lerman, Green Russell bar manager, (pictured) and Adam Hodak, Bonanno Concepts beverage director and Green Russell managing partner, poured over 200 bottles, one by one, into the barrel.

Green Russell will host a tapping party on June 1st, in celebration of Negroni Week. 

Gin, Sweet Vermouth and Campari (72 bottles of each) were poured into a Wild Turkey bourbon barrell. 

Alex Lerman, Green Russell bar manager, (pictured) and Adam Hodak, Bonanno Concepts beverage director and Green Russell managing partner, poured over 200 bottles, one by one, into the barrel.

The small but strong Negroni, which consists of equal parts gin, Vermouth and Campari, is an excellent aperitif before dinner—but perhaps not a drink usually consumed in quantity. Nay, says Green Russell, who has created the world’s largest Negroni in anticipation for Negroni Week (happening countrywide June 1-7). More than two hundred bottles of equal parts gin, sweet vermouth and Campari were poured into the barrel, resulting in 53.5 gallons and more 2,000 servings of the cocktail.

Snag a taste of the record-breaking Negroni at Green Russell’s tapping party on Monday, June 1. Get two drinks and appetizers for the $10 admission fee, all of which will be donated to Brent's Place, a local nonprofit that works with kids that have been diagnosed with cancer. Frasca Food & Wine and Pizzeria Locale will both be offering a variation on the Negroni during the week, and $1 of each cocktail will be donated to Nepal earthquake relief