On Sunday night 200 top bartenders descended upon the Brooklyn-based New York Distilling Company to celebrate Count Camillo Negroni’s birthday. The Italian Count is credited with creating his eponymous drink in the early 1900s, so to honor his contribution to cocktails, attendees paired Negronis with their finest top hats and mustaches.
DJ Questlove provided the music, and food trucks provided the food. Cocktails included classic and barrel-aged Negronis as well as carbonated Negronis and the bourbon-based Boulvardier. For the impatient, Negronis were also on tap.
Here’s a look at the Campari-fueled event.
Photos by Gabi Porter and Belathee Photography
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