Cocktail? Bangkok hotel sets Guinness Record for largest Negroni

PHOTO: Bangkok hotel sets Guinness World Record for largest Negroni. (via Reuters)

Bottom’s up! A hotel in Bangkok can now claim a boozy new Guinness World Record after their bar mixed up the world’s largest Negroni cocktail. The ambitious Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok Hotel built a huge container to house the popular Italian cocktail and pumped over 630 litres into it to break the record.

Made of equal parts gin, vermouth, and Campari, traditionally served with an orange peel garnish, the Negroni is known as a bitter cocktail popularised in Italy. The mixology staff at the Kimpton Maa-Lai Hotel used dozens of bottles of each ingredient, dumped into barrels to be mixed – stirred not shaken – before being added to the final massive cocktail.

The record was officially set on Monday when the bar staff pumped the barrels of Negroni into an iced acrylic container that stood 1.7 metres tall and weighed about 400 kilogrammes. No word on how many orange peels were used as a garnish.

Bangkok’s new Guinness World Record holding cocktail shattered the previous record by more than 125 litres, with the previous record containing 504 litres of Negroni. How many normal-sized cocktails can be made out of 630 litres of Negroni? A staggering 2,130 cocktails could be served using a traditional 10-ounce old-fashioned glass that a Negroni cocktail is meant to be served in.

So if you are a fan of the Negroni, now is a great time to visit the bar at the Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok Hotel. One requirement to qualify the cocktail as a Guinness World Record holder is that the liquid can’t be dumped out after setting the record. The entirety of the liquor must be bottled up and distributed within the next few months, according to the official Guinness adjudicator. Drink up!

SOURCE: Asia One

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Neill Fronde

Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10+ years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.

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