It’s Negroni Week!
This week bars and restaurants around the world will celebrate the cocktail, and give back to their local communities in the process. The week encourages bars to sell not only the classic Negroni but also create their own unique spins on the classic cocktail. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of their creation is then given to a local charity of their choice.
As you can imagine, bartenders use the week to create some pretty epic cocktails. Take a look at the gallery above for a few of the highlights we’ve seen are on-dek for this week and be sure to check out the menu at your favorite local cocktail spot to try their take of the classic cocktail.
If you’re looking for a participating location in your area, you can also check out a full list of participating venues and events on the Negroni Week website.
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Negroni Glazed Raspberry Madeleines from Craftman & Wolves in San Francisco
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"Italian-ish Sandwich" of House-made Soppressata, Capicola, Pig Fries, and Campari Chili-Aioli from The Progress in San Francisco
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This Blood Orange Negroni available at Flinders Lane looks out of this world. Here's how to make it yourself:
0.75 oz. Four Pillars Rare Gin
0.75 oz. Noilly Prat sweet vermouth
0.75 oz. Campari
0.75 fresh blood orange juice
Finished with orange twist
Preparation: Pour all ingredients over a large cube of ice and stir well. Garnish with orange peel.
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Deconstructed Negroni Sundae, a Negroni Week bent on the traditional sundae featuring Orange Blossom Ice Cream, Strawberry, Campari Pate de Fruit and Juniper Meringue at Tartine Manufacturing in San Francisco.
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Negroni doughnuts? The Saratoga's house-made old-fashioned doughnuts are deep fried then dipped in a barrel-aged Negroni glaze, and finished with a generous dusting of Foie Gras sprinkles.
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Frozen Negroni (Campari, Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Grapefruit). Lazlo in San Francisco is whipping up an icy concoction of Campari, gin, sweet vermouth, fresh grapefruit juice, and topped with dehydrated grapefruit suns
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Negroni cereal? Sort of. this riff of the classic Negroni will actually be served in a breakfast cereal bowl at SF's Wildhawk
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Bars nationwide will serve the Red Light Negroni. It's made with equal parts Bols Genever, Galliano L'Aperitivo and sweet vermouth, and is served in light bulbs that have been gutted. The effect, of course, is you're drinking out of a red light. It can be found in Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan, Oak & Ivy as well as Velveteen Rabbit.
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The Briland Negroni is a fresh take made with Afrohead XO, sweet vermouth, Campari and garnished with a signature orange peel!
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For Nergroni Week, SF's Trick Dog is giving us "island vibes" with their tropical variation of the classic cocktail served over crushed ice with torched "tiki" (or cinnamon) sticks.
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Pagan Idol, San Francisco's newest tiki palace is selling this beauty.