Negroni Week Is Here, and You're Going to Feel It


The classic Negroni. Photo by Wes Rowe.

Negroni Week kicked off last night, and the city is going to be awash in all kinds of Negroni specials around town. Here are a few highlights you can hunt down:

I love the special Campari ice made by bar manager Christopher Longoria at ~1760~, where you’ll find three kinds of Negroni variations on the menu. Order the Negroni Sbagliato to experience the Campari ice cube.

~HUMPHRY SLOCOMBE~ is serving a limited special-edition Negroni Pop ($3.25), made with Campari, gin, vermouth, and grapefruit.

Negroni popcorn? Yup, Negroni popcorn. You’ll find it at ~PERBACCO~.

On Wednesday June 4th (from 6-10pm), Tango & Stache will be at ~HOLY WATER~ (warning: music on that link) serving Negroni bacon tacos with Bulldog gin-soaked berries, and on Thursday June 5th from 6pm-10pm, he’ll be at ~RYE~; both bars will be serving Negroni specials all week/night long.

At the ~BURRITT ROOM/BERLINETTA~, swing by for the Berlinetta Playlist on June 6th from 7pm-11pm. Try the Local Yokel Negroni made with Campari, Aperol, 209 Gin, the brand-new Jardesca Aperitiva, and seltzer. Bonus: Mo Hodges, formerly bartender at Big, will be there!

I will definitely need to try the Calabrese Negroni (made with Calabrian chile peppers and apricots) at ~MICHAEL MINA~.

You can check out the bar of the brand-new ~THE EUROPEAN~, opening Friday June 6th—Adam Wilson will have plenty of Negroni variations for you, and Aveline’s pastry chef Kaley Laird is making Negroni gumdrops.

That’s just a sampling! There are so many things going on through June 8th, here in the city and beyond. Check out the full list here. And don’t forget: participating bars and restaurants will be donating a portion of every Negroni sale to a charity of their choice, so some of your boozing will go to a good cause.