Campari Negroni Competition Dubai 2017

Think you know the Negroni? Try these award winning cocktails…

by Zoe Bowker

We here at TheLuxeologist recently had the privilege of judging the 2017 Campari Negroni competition, where a fierce finale saw ten of the UAE’s best bartenders face-off for the top honor and a trip to Italy. Of course, there is no Negroni without Campari, but these talented mixologists put a modern spin on the classic that will blow you away. Even better, we got our hands on the top three recipes to share with you so you can try your hand at these innovative drinks in the comfort of your own private bar…

Campari Negroni Competition Dubai 2017 The winner….

Fiore Di Florenica by Manja Stankovic of BB’s

30ml Sloe Gin
30ml Campari
30ml Lillet Blanc
5ml Violet Liquor

Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass, stir and strain into a chilled Old Fashioned glass.

and runners up…

Perfect Negroni by Richard Ayap of Pizza Express

30ml Campari
30ml Martini Rosso
20ml Bacardi Black
10ml Ardberg
5 Dashes Balsamic Vinegar

Fill the mixing glass with ice and add all ingredients. Stir gently and pour into a chilled Martini glass, garnish with lemon peel.

Ama. Mi by Stefano Aiesi of Basta! by David Myers, Renaissance Hotel

30ml Campari
22.5ml lillet blanc
30ml Hennessy VS infused with strawberry
Almond foam

Combine all ingredients except the almond foam in a mixing glass, add ice cubes and stir for 10 seconds. Strain into a rock glass over a large ice cube and top with almond foam.

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Manja Stankovic, winner of Campari Negroni Competition Dubai 2017, Zoe Bowker

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