7 days, 3 ingredients, 1 great cause. Negroni Week is back and here are the top spots to celebrate.
Lovers of the classic Italian aperitif, we come bearing great news. Negroni Week is back, and so what better way to curb your winter blues than with a delicious tipple in hand? Running from 4th – 10th June, Negroni Week marks more than just your typical commercial venture. Coming into its sixth year, it also represents a week-long charity initiative as sponsored by Campari and Imbibe Magazine.
It will see both on and off-trade supporters donate a minimum of AUD $1 per drink to a charity of their choice. And so, without further ado, here are some of the best spots to celebrate in Sydney.
The Clock Hotel, Surry Hills
This beloved Surry Hills pub is getting ready for Negroni week in a big way – hosting Sydney’s first dedicated negroni bar. Extending the celebration from May 30th to June 10th, The Whisky Room will take on a new identity becoming The Negroni Room with a ‘build your own Negroni Bar’. The bartenders have created 11 negroni cocktails to be released daily so be sure you’re following @clockhotel on Instagram to keep up-to-date. $1 per cocktail will be donated to Oz Harvest.
Salt Meats Cheese, Circular Quay
Italian aficionados Salt Meats Cheese are celebrating Negroni Week with a special one-off event this Sunday 3rd June. Head down to the Circular Quay eatery between 12pm and 4pm to enjoy $8 negronis on tap. To accompany your tipple, they’re also serving up $10 pastas and $5 pizzas, available with the purchase of a negroni. Can’t make the event? You can still enjoy $8 negronis on tap from the 4th – 10th June at Circular Quay plus their other venues in Broadway and Drummoyne. We’ll cheers to that.
Difficult to find, perhaps, but once you’ve arrived to this cool underground prohibition bar you won’t want to leave. During Negroni week, head in for deliciously crafted Negronis for $15, plus live jazz and swing dancing. You will also have the chance to win a Negroni Degustation experience if you can guess the secret ingredients of their mystery Negroni No. 5.
Keep in mind that as a part of Merivale’s ‘Bottoms Up, Sydney’ offer, negronis at Palmer & Co, Charlie Parker’s and J&M will be slashed to $7.50 between 5-7pm!
Nestled below Fred’s in Paddington is this cool, speakeasy bar. During Negroni week, they’ll be slinging their signature $15 Negroni cocktail, with $1 from every cocktail going towards Slow Food International.
This hidden whisky bar in the heart of the CBD will be shaking and stirring a special take on the classic aperitif. Introducing the Caffe Casoni ($15), made with Campari, Bowmore 12, burnt coffee and vanilla sweet Vermouth, a pinch of salt and white cacao dust. Get it whilst it lasts…
Could Madame Shanghai be slinging the most luxurious negroni? Take a step back in time to old school elegance and Chinoiserie deco with their $130 Negroni! Curated whilst experimenting somewhat forgotten 1950s cocktail recipes, the luxurious drink features a 1976 Beefeater gin, 1970s Campari and 1976 Cinzano Antica. During Negroni Week, they’ll be donating $2 from every cocktail sold to OzHarvest.
Fratelli Fresh, all locations
Dedicated Italophiles can indulge in a signature negroni ($14) on tap at all eight Fratelli Fresh restaurants in Sydney, which are $5 during the Monday to Friday happy hour from 4pm to 6pm. In addition, head down to the new flagship Fratelli Fresh at Darling Harbour and be one of the first to check out Australia’s first Campari Bar. Take your pick from six spritzes, local craft and Italian bottled beer not to mention six twists on the iconic negroni ($14), all served on tap.
Spice Temple, Sydney
Head to Spice Temple during Negroni week to get your hands on a Chinese twist on the old classic. They’ll be slinging the Salted Plum Negroni, made using Four Pillars Rockpool Bartenders Series gin, sweet vermouth, Campari and salted plum. For every drink purchased, $1 will be donated to OzHarvest.
Fine fining restaurant lords Rockpool Bar & Grill are getting involved in the Negroni Week action, with the Italicus Negroni. Made with Campari, gin and botanical notes of Italicus Bergamot Liqueur, pop in for a cocktail, stay for the impeccable food menu. For every drink purchased, $1 will be donated to OzHarvest.
Readers be warned, this marks a curated list of 100s of venues partaking in Negroni Week! To get the full list of Sydney bars celebrating Negroni Week, click here