For anyone who doesn’t know, this week is Negroni week, a global celebration in its eleventh year that pays homage to the classic cocktail made from a wonderfully bitter, punchy and satiating mixture of Campari, vermouth and gin. And while the week itself only runs until the 24th of September, Campari and the QT Auckland in Viaduct Harbour have decided to team up to extend the celebrations for a whole month, as QT Auckland’s Rooftop plays host to a convivial collaboration that honours this universally-beloved tipple and its Italian spirit.
From now until the 29th of October, Campari is staging a takeover of QT Auckland’s famous Rooftop, filling it with touches of Italian style and Milanese flair that promises to transport us to a world of suave sophistication and after-dark glamour. Marking Campari’s first official Negroni Week activation in New Zealand, the brand has (understandably) pulled out all the stops, offering a delicious selection of vibrant Campari cocktails, underpinned of course, by the signature Negroni, as well as a series of special Sunday sessions, Rooftop at QT’s Sunday Club, which will see a raft of Negroni specials, $2 oysters and a menu designed in collaboration with Campari to complement the Italian aperitif. If all that wasn’t enough, Auckland’s best DJs will be on hand to provide the perfect soundtrack to festivities, which means that all we have to do is enjoy a sundowner or two while taking in the exquisite, panoramic views of Auckland that have long made the Rooftop at QT such a sought-after spot.
So gather your nearest and dearest and take your weekend celebrations to another level with Campari at QT Auckland. Whether you consider yourself a Negroni purist or not, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy in an experience that will make you feel like you’re truly escaping the city, if only for a few hours.