Enjoy this classic cocktail at home.
Did you know there’s a week entirely devoted to the delicious Negroni cocktail? Yes, this beloved drink, made from Campari, gin and vermouth, is celebrated every year for one week in September. Not only that, but profits from Negroni Week are given to charitable causes, so you can drink and give back to the world at the same time. Over 12 thousand venues around the world participate in Negroni Week, and since starting in 2013, they have collectively raised over $3 million. Negroni Week, presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, runs from September 13 to September 19.
Here are some awesome bars and restaurants around Melbourne participating in Negroni Week. See individual websites to find out which charity they’re supporting.
1. Above Board from Smith Street
Above Board has created bottled cocktails for you to try at home. Grab a limited edition bottle of Negroni made with Tanqueray Ten gin, Campari, Italian Vermouth and House orange bitters. Pour it over ice, garnish it with an orange twist and you’re good to go!
Cocktails are available for pick up on on Fridays and Saturdays. Explore their website for more information.
Enjoy a Negroni sample pack from Bar Clara. Get three 30ml twists of the cocktail, with gin from Anther Gin and Triple G Gin. Delivery is free across metropolitan Melbourne on Friday September 17. Otherwise, you can get it shipped to regional or interstate for an extra $10.Click here to learn more.
3. Brass Razu Cocktail Bar in Mornington
Brass Razu has five different Negronis available, not just for Negroni Week, but for the whole month of September. With alluring names like Spicy Negroni or Dark Night Negroni, you’ll be spoiled for choice all month long.
During lockdown, Brass Razu is offering pick-up and delivery within 35km of their store. They’re open for pick-up or delivery on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Find out more here.
4. Jimmy Rum Distillery in Mornington
This distillery in Mornington is adding rum into the mix. Grab a Spice Up Your Rum Negroni Trio to try a classic rum Negroni, a smoked Negroni and a Negroni infused with chilli and coffee bean. You can also grab a Negroni on its own, or add a Negroni to any purchase from their Oaked range.
Jimmy Rum delivers between Portsea and Frankston. Pick-up is also available. To learn more, click here.
5. Mörk Chocolate in North Melbourne
Did you think about adding chocolate to the mix? Mörk certainly did. These chocolate specialists are selling two small-batch Mörk Chocolate Negronis along with two pieces of their twice baked chocolate cake. Perfect for sharing on date night.
This special pack is available for pick-up from their North Melbourne store. Click here for more info.
6. Mr and Mrs P in Brighton
This restaurant has three special cocktails available for Negroni Week. Will you go for the Camparino, the Concord Negroni Flip, A Chef’s Negroni, or all three cocktails bundled together for $50?
Order these cocktails for pick-up or delivery through their website.
7. Sebastian in Williamstown
Try their Coastal Negroni, made with thyme & rosemary gin, Campari, red vermouth and smoked rosemary. Add this delicious cocktail to their Sebastian At Home pack to complete your weekend meal. Sebastian delivers on Saturdays between 11am to 4pm within 10km of their store.
Click here for details.
8. That’s Amore! Cheese from Thomastown
Feeling hungry? Grab a Cocktail Hour Hamper delivered straight to your door. In this limited-edition hamper created just for Negroni Week, you’ll receive a bottled cocktail of Negroni from The Everleigh Bottling Co., different cheeses, chicken pâté, pita crisps and pickled onions.
They deliver across metropolitan Melbourne three times a week, and regional Victoria once a week. Click here to find your hamper.
9. The Tippler’s Bar in Melbourne
You can order a Negroni Pack from The Tippler’s Bar, which features a Classic Negroni, a Chocolate Negroni and a Coffee Negroni. You can also try their all new Zaatar Negroni, which provides a Middle Eastern twist. In the Zaatar Negroni, you’ll find a blend of herbal, earthy, savoury and tangy flavours.
The Tippler’s Bar currently delivers to Melbourne’s Eastern and inner suburbs. Shop their range of cocktails here.