Monday, June 1, 2015

Negroni Week 2015 Kicks Off Today: Classic cocktails for a good cause

Casino Bar Negroni

It's that wonderful time of the year. Starting today, bars across the country put out their best negroni to support a good cause of their choice.

Negroni Week first started in San Francisco two years ago, and now Austin, Chicago, New York are just a few of the other cities participating this year. Each bar spotlights their own take on a negroni and a portion of the proceeds go to a charity of the bar's choice. Last year more than 1,300 bars globally raised more than $120,000 for good causes. This year there are over 3,500 bars taking part globally.

Negronis are one of the most classic drinks, traditionally made from just three ingredients: gin, Campari, and vermouth plus an orange garnish. Learn more about which bars are participating this year on the Negroni Week website.

Here are just a few of the drinks being offered in San Francisco this year. We'll update this list as we learn about more.

Aaxte
The Drink: Pup-groni - Campari, Aperol, Big Gin House-Infused with Saffron and Orange Peel, Alessio Torino
Charity: ASPCA


ABV 
The Drink: Negroni Rosa - Campari, Brooklyn Gin, Imbue Petal & Thorn Vermouth, Dolin Blanc Vermouth
Charity: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Benjamin Cooper 
The Drink: White Negroni - Campari Caviar, London Dry Gin, Gentian Aperitif, Blanc Vermouth, Lemon Bitters
Charity: Doctors Without Boarders

Bluestem Brasserie
The Drink: The Downstroke - 2oz St George Botanivore, .75oz Campari, .75oz Carpano Bianco, dash Regans Orange, dash angostura. The negroni is stirred and served up and garnished a flamed orange peel.
Boxing Room
The Drink: Frogroni - Campari, Cocchi Americano, House-Made Grapefruit Cordial
Charity: SF-Marin Food Bank

Burritt Room 
The Drink: Burritt Negroni - Campari Sorbet, Dry Gin, House Rosé Vermouth, Strawberry Shrub
Charity: Sprouts Cooking Club

Cafe Claude
The Drink: The Pastèque - Bombay sapphire, Giuseppe Carpano sweet vermouth, Aperol, Campari and watermelon bitters  
Charity: CUESA.

DOSA
The Drinks: 
  • Classic Negroni - Campari, Beefeater Gin, Carpano Antica
  • Barrel-Aged Negroni - Campari, St. George Dry Rye, Punt e Mes, White Peppercorn, Vanilla, Cardamom, Licorice, Marshmallow
  • South Indian Negroni - Campari, House-Made Vermouth, DOSA-Spice Mix
Charity: Katherine Delmar Burke School

Gitane
The Drink: Sheroni - Gin, Sherry, Vermouth
Charity: CUESA

Jasper's Tap Room and Kitchen
The Drink: Smoked, aged negroni with chinato on tap

Perbacco
The Drinks: 
  • Umberto’s Negroni - Campari, Four Roses Bourbon, Cocchi Americano, Meletti Anisette, Peach Bitters
  • Negroni Fumé - Campari, Beefeater Smoked Gin, Antica Formula Vermouth
  • Lisbona-Milano - Campari, Plymouth Gin, Tawny Port
  • Sloegroni - Campari, Spirit Works Slow Gin, Carpano Bianco
Charity: Meals on Wheels

Poggio Trattoria
The Drinks:

  • Tony's Negroni - Bombay Sapphire gin, Campari, Vya red vermouth
  • Negrosky - Negroni with vodka
  • Dirty Negroni - Negroni with dry vermouth
  • Negroni Sbagliato - Negroni with sparkling wine
Charity: Willow Creek Academy


Loló
The Drink: Loló Negroni - Campari, San Juan del Rio Mezcal, Cocchi di Torino
Charity: SF-Marin Food Bank

Cockscomb
The Drink: Negroni on Tap and Negrowlers (Campari and beer cocktail)
The Charity: Charity: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Above image caption: Negroni from Tosca

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