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Three unmissable negronis that’ll transport you to Florence

Try the classic Italian cocktail in these three top bars, and you could be on your way to Florence. Time Out is teaming up with the British Airways American Express® Premium Plus Card to uncover London gems that can really take you places

By Time Out in association with American Express and British Airways
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Negroni Week, a celebration of the zesty Italian Campari-based cocktail, is happening from June 4-10. There’s no shortage of great variations on the drink in the capital, from the classic to the inventive.

To get involved in the negroni celebrations, try our selection of the best places in London to enjoy the drink. And if this taste of the Italian aperitivo inspires you to explore Florence, the birthplace of the negroni, we’ll reveal how everyday spending can help you collect Avios to get you there sooner (also check out our top spots to try aperitivo in Florence).

Three unmissable negronis

Bar Termini
Andy Parsons

Bar Termini

This place is designed like a railway station bar from 1950s Rome and supervised by cocktail king Tony Conigliaro, so you’re in safe hands. Take your negroni as it comes (classico), richer and more intense (robusto), with a pink peppercorn (superiore) or a rosebud infusion (rosato) – or try them all, then buy the beautifully labelled bottled versions to take home.

Photo: Andy Parsons

Dandelyan

Gin, pollen vermouth, propolis, Ceylon arrack, Campari and aged honey make the Dandelyan negroni a bittersweet treat. Legendary multi-award-winning bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan) has created a polished, honey-infused version for the Dandelyan menu. Drink it on the candy-pink sofas alongside one of the best river views in London.

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Swift bar
Addie Chinn

Swift

There’s no negroni listed on the pared-back menu at Swift, but don’t let that put you off. The cult Soho bar from the team behind Nightjar and Oriole will make you the classic cocktail, and their take on the negroni is one of the best we’ve had anywhere (you’ll also look like a total pro for ordering it). Like its surroundings, the Swift negroni is dark, delicious and a bit mysterious.

Photo: Addie Chinn

Live la dolce vita with American Express and British Airways

If the idea of sipping negronis in Florence sounds appealing, then your everyday spend could help get you there sooner, thanks to the British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card.

Whether you’re paying for your morning flat white or Friday night drinks, you can collect Avios to use for reward flights to hundreds of destinations. What’s more, the 2-for‑1 Companion Voucher can get you and a friend there for the same number of Avios as one flight.² You simply pay the taxes, fees and carrier charges – for Florence those are £35 per person for a return trip, flying economy. If that has piqued your interest, did you know:

You collect Avios every time you spend.
• Collect 1.5 Avios for every £1 you spend with the British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card, or 3 Avios for every £1 you spend direct with BA.¹

You can share the experience with your favourite travel buddy.
• When you spend £10,000 or more each year, you’ll receive a 2-for-1 Companion Voucher.²

You get a 25,000 Avios Welcome Bonus.
• When you spend £3,000 or more in the first three months.³

For more information and to apply for the card, click here

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Applicants must be 18 years or older. Approval subject to status. Terms and exclusions apply to earning and redeeming Avios (1), Companion Voucher (2) and welcome bonus (3). Flights subject to availability. Taxes, fees and carrier charges apply. Visit ba.com/amex to find out more.

Promoter: American Express Services Europe Limited has its registered office at Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9AX, United Kingdom. It is registered in England and Wales with Company Number 1833139 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

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