Sip with a charitable twist: Negroni Week returns Monday, June 6th through Sunday, June 12th with local bar teams stirring up drinks and donating the proceeds to their charity of choice. The weeklong promotion, hosted by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, takes place worldwide, but you can take part at any of the Boston establishments below—scroll on to see a sampling of the classic offerings and creative takes at bars around the city.
Alden & Harlow
40 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138 617-864-2100
Sometimes less is more, and Alden & Harlow's Classic Negroni proves just that with its simple-yet-sophisticated combination of Campari, Gin and house-made sweet Vermouth by bar man Seth Freidus. Proceeds from drink sales go towards MSPCA Angell's work to protect and serve furry friends in need.
Catalyst keeps it classic for Negroni Week with the enduring, enticing combo of equal parts Beefeater gin, Dolin Sweet Vermouth and Campari. Each drink sold helps benefit Lovin' Spoonfuls, a local food rescue non-profit.
Hojoko's twist on the Italian cocktail will quickly numb any sorrows with its tropical pairing of pineapple, Gin, coconut Campari and sweet Vermouth. Proceeds will benefit Rosie's Place, the first women's shelter in the US that provides a safe and nurturing environment for homeless women through a variety of support programs, and housing and education services.
Loyal Nine pays tribute to the late David Bowie through an inspired mix of Gin, Lillet Blanc, Campari and St. George's Spiced Pear Liqueur that's fit for a rock god. Feel good knowing every sip from these drinks also helps support The Jimmy Fund's adult and pediatric cancer care and research.
Menton's Chef-Groni, concocted by Chef de Cuisine Scott Jones, is a spin on the classic, swapping Aperol for Campari and Cynar for Sweet Vermouth, resulting in your new favorite post-dinner drink. Proceeds go to the Barbara Lynch Foundation, helping youths and their families prosper through important life skills development programs.
Mistral gives the classic Negroni French flair with Lillet Blanc and citrus-herb-infused London Dry Gin, all stirred up with Campari and served with flamed orange. Proceeds from the sips will go towards Helping Hands Monkey Helpers, a non-profit that provides mobility-impaired adults with trained service monkeys.
The Negroni gets a dose of herb garden goodness at Mooo with rosemary-infused Bols Genever, Lacuesta Vermut Rosso and Campari. Keeping with the hue of the drink, Mooo will donate a portion of proceeds to the American Red Cross for emergency aid, disaster relief and more.
The Negroni turns Tiki in No. 9 Park's fun twist combining Privateer's seasonal Tiki Gin, housemade "tiki" Vermouth and toasted coconut-infused Campari. Sales of this vibrant cocktail will help the Barbara Lynch Foundation in its mission to provide leadership-developing skills for local youth.
Ostra gives the Negroni a Spanish spin, swapping the gin for La Gitana Manzanilla Sherry. The spirit is stirred with Campari, orange bitters and a house-made cucumber vermouth for a refreshing summer sipper. Proceeds from sales benefit Helping Hands Helper Monkeys, which pairs trained service monkeys with adults suffering from spinal cord injuries and mobility impairments.
The European standard gets an American makeover with the Birra Americano: Campari and Carpano Antica topped with Anchor California Lager Foam. Proceeds from this American-Italian hybrid will support the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Gear up for a spitfire evening with Puritan and Company's special Oaxaca Negroni made from robust ingredients like Del Maguey Vida Mezcal and Cocchi Barolo Chinato paired with Campari. Proceeds will hopefully fuel the flame of Lovin' Spoonfuls' mission to end the food crisis among local communities.
Rail Trail is keeping things classic with their Negroni week offering, served with Angostura bitters and an orange twist. The drink helps support hyperlocal nonprofit Agape Cafe, a Hudson soup kitchen serving multi-course dinners to community members in need.