Le Central at Paris Las Vegas Makes History with World’s Largest Barrel-Aged Negroni

Le Central at Paris Las Vegas Makes History with World’s Largest Barrel-Aged Negroni
Renowned mixologists Eddie Perales, Francesco Lafranconi and “The Modern Mixologist” Tony Abou-Ganim, made history on Thursday, March 14 in creating the world’s largest barrel-aged Negroni (Photo credit: MichaelGaskell.com)

Aged for two weeks, the Negroni will be available at numerous Caesars Entertainment outlets for $7 between June 1 and June 7. $1 from every Negroni purchase will go to Three Square Food Bank.

Guests begin to pour Campari and Cinzano 1757 into the 53-gallon Wild Turkey barrel.
Guests begin to pour Campari and Cinzano 1757 into the 53-gallon Wild Turkey barrel.

Photo credit: MichaelGaskell.com.

Greeted with top hats and fake moustaches in honor of the famed Count Camilo Negroni, creator of the Negroni, guests were treated to Negronis. Tony Abou-Ganim gave an introduction and a brief history of the drink before turning the microphone over to Francesco Lafranconi who explained the significance of the Negroni and the event. “This is the most classic cocktail we have in Italy,” stated Lafranconi to guests. After a toast to the Negroni, guests were invited up to begin pouring ingredients into the barrel.

Legendary mixologists Tony Abou-Ganim “The Modern Mixologist,” Eddie Perales, Francesco Lafranconi, Livo Lauro and friends toast to the World’s Largest Barrel-Aged Negroni.
Legendary mixologists Tony Abou-Ganim “The Modern Mixologist,” Eddie Perales, Francesco Lafranconi, Livo Lauro and friends toast to the World’s Largest Barrel-Aged Negroni.

Photo credit: MichaelGaskell.com.

The world’s largest barrel-aged Negroni is composed of 96 bottles of Campari, 96 bottles of Bulldog Gin and 96 bottles of Cinzano 1757 aged in a 53-gallon Wild Turkey barrel. The barrel will be on display until June 1 at Le Central, when it will be cracked open and distributed in smaller barrels at bars throughout the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas properties.

Participating outlets include: Voodoo Steak, iBar and Martorano’s at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino; Signature Bar, Piano Bar, Carnaval Court and Bill’s Bar at Harrah’s Las Vegas; TAG Sports Bar, Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar, O’Sheas, 3535 and Catalyst Bar at The LINQ Hotel & Casino; Lobby Bar and Rao’s at Caesars Palace; Center Cut at Flamingo Las Vegas; Sully’s and BLT Steak at Bally’s Las Vegas; Le Central and Gustav’s at Paris Las Vegas and Heart Bar at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.