Enjoying a Negroni is always lovely, but you can feel even better about ordering (and drinking) the classic cocktail during Negroni Week, which runs through Sunday, June 30th. More than 12,000+ places around the world are participating in the global fundraiser — and a bunch of those spots are in Boston. Proceeds from the bevvies go towards a charity of the restaurant’s choice, so you can drink your way through the local scene and show your support for Lovin’ Spoonfuls, No Kid Hungry, CORE and more. Take a peek at who’s taking part in the annual celebration — now in its sixth year! — and plan which bars you want to visit accordingly.
Alden & Harlow – Classic & White Negronis
The Alden & Harlow team isn’t messing around with their two Negroni Week offerings. Paired with Lovin’ Spoofuls as their charity of choice, the Brattle Street spot is serving a Classic Negroni with Citadelle gin, Campari and Cinzano Rosso, and their own take on a White Negroni with Citadelle gin, grapefruit and tarragon, Miro dry vermouth and Suze.
Banyan – Tiki Negroni
Banyan Bar and Refuge is pouring a little something from the sweeter side with their Tiki Negroni. Balancing Privateer Rum Tiki Gin, pineapple-infused Campari and sweet vermouth, this fruity take on a classically bitter drink is not to be missed. Banyan’s charitable beneficiary is Outside In, an organization that provides shelter, support and social services for homeless youth and other marginalized people.
Bar Mercato – Ambrato, Oaxacan & Chinato
Bar Mercato is celebrating the Negroni all month long with a special menu highlighting three globally-inspired variations. These creative concoctions include Negroni Ambrato (Earl Gray infused Bombay Gin, Luxardo Bianco and Carpano Bianco), Oaxacan Negroni (mezcal, Campari and Martini & Rossi Riserva Rubino,) Negroni Chinato (Malfy Limone, Campari and Alessio Chinato). A percentage of sales from each one will benefit the Wild Foundation, an organization dedicated to protecting the planet’s wildlife and wild places by creating a global ethic of care for nature.
Benedetto – Chalkboard Negroni #11
Benedetto in Harvard Square is serving up their Chalkboard Negroni #11. With Glendalough Wild Botanical gin, rhubarb-infused Contratto Bianco vermouth and Campari garnished with a lemon twist, the Chalkboard Negroni is a must-have this Negroni Week. A dollar from each one sold will be donated to Lovin’ Spoonfuls, so drink up and do good all at the same time.
Better Sorts Social Club – Stage Dive
Swing by this swanky Downtown Crossing cocktail bar nestled cozily on the second floor of the Nine Zero Hotel to try the Stage Dive. The Negroni Week offering at Better Sorts Social Club combines Botanist gin, Campari, Cocchi Americano, radish tops and bottoms and butter — all in support of No Kid Hungry.
Cafe du Pays – Marie-Louise
For this year’s Negroni Week, Cafe du Pays is serving the Marie-Louise, a combination of spruce-infused gin, Pasubio Vino Amaro, Cocchi vermouth di Torino and Campari. Reserve a table at the French Canadian-inspired or snag a seat at the oh-so-cozy bar. Your support helps them support the efforts of the WILD Foundation, a nonprofit that seeks to create a global ethic of care for nature preservation.
Catalyst – Barrel Aged Bar Hill Gin Negroni
For Negroni Week Catalyst in Kendall’s Technology Square, is serving a Barrel Aged Bar Hill Gin Negroni with chamomile infused Campari and Carpano Antica sweet vermouth. They’ve chosen Lovin’ Spoonfuls at their charitable partner for the week-long fundraiser so make a beeline for Cambridge to drink to the cause.
Cinquecento – Negroni 500
Cinquecento is rolling out the Negroni 500 for Negroni Week. The featured drink consists of Old English gin, Campari and Carpano Antica vermouth. Cinquecento will be donating to the organization No Kid Hungry.
Committee – Ambrosia
Committee Ouzeri + Bar, the Seaport’s go-to for Greek eats, has added the Ambrosia to their list of summer drinks. The smooth, barrel-aged concoction includes Don Julio Reposado, Martini & Rossi vermouth blend and Amaro Nonino. During Negroni Week proceeds will be donated to Lovin’ Spoonfuls.
Coppa – Negroni of the Day
Coppa will be supporting Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit that provides emergency assistance to food service workers, with proceeds from a rotating array of daily negroni specials that’ll be available throughout the week. Drop by the award-winning South End enoteca to try ’em all including an on-tap version and various other options.
Eataly – Negroni List
The peeps at Eataly have put together a whole list of libations (seven in all), proceeds from which will be donated to Lovin’ Spoonfuls. See all your options here — four at La Piazza and three at Terra — and start strategizing about ways to try them all (probably not in one day, though).
Longfellow Bar – Wet Negroni
For their first Negroni Week, The Longfellow Bar, the most recent addition to chef-owner Michael Scelfo’s expanding stable of Cambridge restaurants, is putting the finishing touches on their offering: a Wet Negroni, which combines Otto’s Vermouth, Citadelle Gin and Campari. They’ve picked their pals Lovin’ Spoonfuls for their charity of choice.
Mamaleh’s Delicatessen – Sinan the Chief
Mamaleh’s, in Kendall Square, will be featuring Sinan the Chief throughout Negroni Week. Made with Privateer Tiki gin, Miro sweet vermouth, Cynar, Campari, Cardamom and lemon zest, Sinan the Chief (and his drink-making creators behind the bar) will be supporting the work of the folks at the Restaurant Worker’s Community Foundation.
Menton – Classic Negroni
If you’ve got a solid recipe for success there’s no need to mess with it. Barbara Lynch knows that. And so does her bar team at Menton where, in honor of Negroni Week and in support of Lovin’ Spoonfuls, they’re offering up a classic version of the beloved beverage featuring Citadelle gin, Campari and sweet vermouth.
The Merchant Kitchen – Red Cross
The Merchant spreads the Negroni Week love to their fellow industry professionals, choosing USBG Foundation’s Bartender Emergency Foundation as their charitable beneficiary. You can lend your support by heading to Downtown Crossing and ordering up a Red Cross, which features Smith & Cross Navy Strength Rum, Campari, sweet vermouth and Bittercube Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters, garnished with a orange swath and luxardo cherry.
MIDA – Rum con Ananas & Negroni al Dolce
MIDA, in the South End, is pulling out all the stops for Negroni Week. Over the course of the week MIDA will be supporting The Restaurant Workers Community Foundation and featuring Negroni variations using different spirits. Their Negroni specials include Rum con Ananas featuring an exotic blend of pineapple rum, house made Falernum and pineapple bitters, Negroni al Dolce which features house made Amaretto mixed with Gran Classico and Contratto aperitivo, and many more.
No. 9 Park – Negroni de l’Acajou
From its perch overlooking the Boston Common at the corner of Beacon and Park, No. 9 Park is celebrating Negroni Week with a Negroni de l’Acajou. Proceeds from the tasty combination of almond orgeat, Carpano Antica sweet vermouth, Campari and Clement Barrel Select Rhum Agricole go to Lovin’ Spoonfuls. Head for Barbara Lynch’s Beacon Hill flagship to give it a whirl.
Noir – Classic Negroni
Noir, the sophisticated little speakeasy at The Charles Hotel, is highlighting their Classic Negroni, donating a portion of the proceeds from every one sold to the food-waste-hating folks at Lovin’ Spoonfuls. Get to Harvard Square to enjoy this tipple with a side of jazz or some fresh air out on the patio (weather permitting, of course).
Our Fathers – Negroni Sangria & Negroni Ice Cream Floats
The gin-obsessed peeps at Our Fathers will be offering an array of inventive takes on the Negroni and raising funds for the Giving Kitchen, which provides emergency support for food service workers. They’ve got a Negroni shot as well Negroni sangria (with Barr Hill gin, Our Fathers Chardonnay, Campari, fresh citrus, Offley White Port, Merlet VSOP cognac and cranberry), and a Negroni ice cream floats (with Barr Hill gin, Dolin Rouge vermouth, housemade Barr Hill honey ice cream, reduced Campari syrup, reduced Barr Hill Tomcat gin syrup and cherry coke).
Pammy’s – Negronis Rosso & Blanco
Located between Harvard and Central Squares in Cambridge, Pammy’s is featuring a Negroni Rosso and a Negroni Blanco for Negroni Week. Pammy’s charity of choice is CORE, which grants support for children of restaurant workers in times of extreme strain brought on by death, medical problems, loss of home, or other extreme circumstances.
Parla – 3B Negroni
Parla, in the North End, is whipping together an elaborate yet tasty cocktail for Negroni Week. Their 3B Negroni (Bertha’s Big Belly) consists of house-infused gin, Yzaguirre Sweet Vermouth, Campari, Ramazotti Aperitivo and Sfumato Rabarbaro. The drink is served in a double rocks glass over a king cube with an orange twist and two dashes of Peychaud Bitters. A portion of the proceeds from 3B sales will be donated to Lovin’ Spoonfuls.
The Salty Pig – Bittersweet Aloha
Angela Lamb, General Manager at The Salty Pig, is giving the traditional Negroni an island-inspired update with the Bittersweet Aloha. One dollar of each cocktail ordered will benefit the No Kid Hungry so make for the South End to try the tantalizing mixture of Gin, Campari and Cocchi Americano, which also includes pineapple, lime and a pinch of salt.
Southern Proper – Flower Child & Coffee & Cigarettes
Southern Proper is bringing out two specials this year for Negroni Week. Their Flower Child Negroni features hibiscus-infused Argentine gin, rose vermouth, Campari and orange blossom, and their Coffee & Cigarettes Negroni features Philippine rum, coffee-infused punt e mes and Campari. Pop over to the South End to enjoy one or both with a side of southern hospitality (and also some biscuits). Proceeds support Lovin’ Spoonfuls.
SRV – SRV Negroni
John Benevides, Bar Manager at SRV will be serving up a unique version of the Negroni that stays true to its Italian roots while sourcing a local New England spirit alongside a pair of vermouths and of course, Campari. The SRV Negroni is made with Bimini Gin from Roundturn Distilling, Lillet Aperitif Rose and Cocchi Torino vermouths and Campari. $1.00 of each Negroni sold will benefit No Kid Hungry while RoundTurn Distilling will donate $5.00 for each bottle of gin that the SRV pours during the week-long celebration.
State Park – Parrothead Negroni
For Negroni Week this year, State Park is bringing out their delicious Parrothead Negroni, which features Dolin Genepy de Alpes, Campari, strawberry and lemon juice. State Park will be donating to Lambda Legal, which is an American civil rights organization that focuses on helping LGBT communities through impact litigation, societal education, and public policy work.
Temple Bar – Blood Roses
For Negroni Week, Temple Bar is throwing a twist on a Rosita Negroni with their own Blood Roses negroni. , which includes Espolon tequila, Campari, Dolin Rouge and San Pellegrino blood orange soda. Temple Bar will be sending their charitable contributions for the week to their friends at Lovin’ Spoonfuls, who, in turn, will use the monies to helps spread knowledge on food waste and redistribute fresh food that would otherwise get discarded.
Tiger Mama – Shere Kahn Negroni
This Negroni Week, Tiger Mama is spicing up the already wide array of Negronis throughout the Boston area with their Shere Kahn Negroni. The Shere Kahn features Privateer Tiki gin, Campari, Cocchi Rossa, passion fruit, preserved Meyer lemon, grapefruit and soda. It’s like a Negroni meets Italian Greyhound meets Vietnamese salty lemonade. Tiger Mama’s charity partner for the week will be Lovin’ Spoonfuls.
Toro – Negroni of the Day
Located in the South End, Toro will be carrying their share of the Negroni Week madness. Throughout the week they will be featuring a shifting array of Negroni specials and will be donating some of their proceeds to Lovin’ Spoonfuls.
Waypoint – The Count on Holiday
Right on Mass Ave in Cambridge, Waypoint will be adding The Count on Holiday to its drink list for the duration of Negroni Week. Made up of Privateer Tiki gin, coconut washed Campari and lime leaf infused Doulin Rouge, this summertime aperitif will be doing its part to support the food waste-crushing team at Lovin’ Spoonfuls.
The Westland – Negroni Trio
With three specials being added to the menu, The Westland isn’t holding back this Negroni Week. The new-ish spot over by Symphony is offering a strawberry-infused Campari Negroni that hits all the right notes, but with a fruity and bright flavor that screams summer. They also have an amaro-focused Negroni which is delightfully balanced, bitter and sweet. Last but not least, they have an bitter-forward Negroni which is perfect for the serious negroni lover. Whichever one you pick, Lovin’ Spoonfuls will receive a portion of the proceeds.