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Celebrate Negroni Week

With its bitter mix of gin, vermouth and Campari, the Negroni is not exactly a beginner’s cocktail. But this year’s Negroni Week – now in its 10th edition – promises to deconstruct and reinvent the purple Italian concoction to suit a range of palates.

It starts with a party at Caffe Fernet in Collyer Quay on Sunday 11 September, which includes a ‘Battle of Negroni’ where Italian bartenders from the Jigger & Pony bar group will compete to whip up the best version of the cocktail.

Ten of the best bars in Singapore also offered their version of the drink called Negroni Handshakes. They include the Black Forest Negroni ($25++) at 28 HongKong Street, which uses rum and sweet Ruby Port wine to tone down the bitterness of a classic Negroni.

Patrons of the Opus Bar & Grill in Orchard Road can also win a year’s supply of the steakhouse’s Negroni. Drop by his Campari photo booth on your next visit and tag @opusbarandgrill and #NegroniWeekOpusBarandGrill in your snap. One lucky winner will receive free portions of Negroni for subsequent visits until next September.

Information: Negroni Week runs from September 12-19 at approximately 60 participating locations. Go to

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