Come celebrate the world famous ‘Negroni Week’
at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok
Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok
a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title
for the largest Negroni cocktail
Kicking off Negroni Week in Thailand, Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok in Langsuan, the first property under IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury boutique brand, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, in South East Asia, yesterday announced its title as the newly crowned creator of the largest negroni cocktail at a ceremony attended by a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS official adjudicator.
Clocking in at a breathtaking/remarkable 633.65 litres – 129.65 litres more than the previous record-holder – the record-breaking classic Italian cocktail is composed of one part each of gin, Campari and Rosso Vermouth, then garnished with orange peel. On 12 September, bar staff combined an equal part of Bulldog London Dry Gin, Campari bitters and Cinzano 1757 Rosso Vermouth in a specially built acrylic container surrounded by ice. Measuring 1.4 x 1.7 metres, it was displayed at the hotel’s outdoor garden, Urban Oasis.
At the outdoor stage, attendees watched with bated breath as the last measures of spirits were poured in and declared to be the largest Negroni cocktail by a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS official adjudicator, Kazuyoshi Kirimura. At this, the crowd erupted into cheers.
“We’re thrilled to have kicked off the 10th Anniversary of Negroni Week in Thailand with a bang. At Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok, creating memorable Kimpton Moments that unite has always been at the core of what we do, and it was truly wonderful to see Urban Oasis and Bar.Yard bustling with revellers from all around Thailand who have gathered to mark this milestone with us. As a team who champions heartfelt, human connections, we are proud to have brought about an unforgettable experience and reason to celebrate,” said Patrick Both, Area General Manager, Luxury & Lifestyle, Thailand.
Commenting on the title award, Bars & Beverage Manager, Stanislav Andruskevic said: “Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok’s vibrant beverage programme is bold and inventive by nature, which lets our bartenders push the boundaries of craft cocktail creation. The Largest Negroni Cocktail is just a taster of what we achieve in Ms.Jigger, CRAFT and Bar.Yard on the daily, and we’re excited to unveil the special Negroni cocktails we’ll be serving up for the rest of Negroni Week.”
Following the adjudication, revellers headed to Bar.Yard, the hotel’s tropical rooftop sky bar on the 40th floor for a celebratory of Negroni Week’s 10th Anniversary and a taste of the record-breaking Negroni.
Negroni-lovers hoping to savour the cocktail after the event will be able to enjoy it as a limited-time drink at Ms.Jigger, a cocktail bar and Italian restaurant at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok. The Ice Negroni will be served in a glass made entirely of ice and which is a 1:10 replica of the giant container used in the official attempt.
In the spirit of Negroni Week, which brings restaurants and bars around the world to mix classic Negronis and Negroni variations for a great cause, a portion of proceeds from the event’s ticket sales and Negroni cocktail sales throughout the week will be donated to Slow Food International, a global grassroots movement of local communities and activists across more than 160 countries seeking to change the world through food and beverage. This donation will support the organisation’s goals of ensuring that all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet.