- June 3, 2016

Enjoy a Cocktail and Help a Charity During Negroni Week June 6-12

Getting drunk for a good cause is always our favorite reason to get drunk, and next week the annual Negroni Week let’s you do just that. From June 6-12 more than 50 Austin area bars and restaurants will participate in Negroni Week to celebrate Campari, Gin, and Vermouth, all while benefiting local and national charities.

The annual event sponsored by Campari and Imbibe Magazine started in 2013 and has grown greatly ever since then. In Austin, bartenders are putting together special menus for the week.

Many keep it timeless by serving the Classic Negroni, while other keep it local, creating cocktails made with Tito’s vodka and Lone Star beer. Some get extra creative with the classic ingredients, introducing everything from whiskey to mezcal to the classic combination. One local restaurant went so far as to create a Monty Python themed menu, you can sate your sweet tooth with Negroni gelato or a strawberry campari tart, and even try your own bartending skills out with a Negroni take home kit.

Drink for a great cause at one of these Austin bars/restaurants:

Handlebar 121 E. 5th (benefiting Austin Pets Alive!)
     Classic Negroni -Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth

Frank 407 Colorado (benefiting Austin Pets Alive!)
     Classic Negroni – Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth
     Negroni Sbagliato – Sparkling Wine, Campari, Sweet Vermouth
     Boulevardier – Bourbon, Campari, Sweet VermouthVida Negroni – Mezcal, Campari, Sweet Vermouth
     Cherry Negroni – Aged Rum, Campari, Cherry Herring

Counter 3.Five.VII 315 Congress (benefiting Musictechandfood)
     Negroni Blanc – Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Dry Vermouth
Classic Negroni – Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth

Péché 208 W 4th (benefiting Paws in Prison)

Photo courtesy of Péché

Photo courtesy of Péché

La Pêche Fumée – Mezcal, Campari,     Housemade peach gum syrup
     Frapponi – Absinthe, Campari, Housemade Orgeat
     Lone Negroni – Gin, Campari, Lone Star
     Titoni – Tito’s Vodka, Campari, Sparkling Wine

Firehouse Lounge 605 Brazos (benefiting Caritas)
     Bols Deep – Bols Genever, Sweet Vermouth, Campari w/ lemon twist
     Firehouse Smash – Gin, Campari, lemon, sugar, and mint

La Condesa 400 A W. 2nd St (benefiting Keep Austin Beautiful)
Conde Fumador – Del Maguey Vida   Mezcal, Campari, Carpano Antica, Bigallet China-China

Small Victory 108 E 7th (benefiting Urban Roots)
     Rosita – Tequila Reposado, Dry Vermouth, Sweet Vermouth, Campari
     Negroni Colada – Campari, Bianco Vermouth, Gin, Cream, House Coconut Cream, Fresh Pineapple Juice

Stella San Jac 310 E 5th (benefiting Back on My Feet)
     The Peachy King – White Peach Infused Gin, Basil Infused Lillet Blanc, Suze, Prosecco

The Roosevelt Room (benefiting Austin Children’s Shelter)
     The Perfect Bloom – Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Amaro, Verjus Blanc

Piranha Killer Sushi 207 San Jacinto (benefiting Austin Pets Alive!)
     Nigori Rose – Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Jalab Rose and Beet Syrup

The Bonneville 202 W Cesar Chavez (benefiting Austin Humane Society)
     Classic Negroni – Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth
     Tropical Negroni – Barrel Aged Rum, Pineapple-Vanilla Campari, Cocchi
     Hibiscus Negroni – Hibiscus Infused Gin, Aperol, St Germaine
     Chocolate Negroni – Blanco Tequila, Chocolate Campari, Lillet, Salt
     NOLA Negroni – Sazerac Rye, Campari, Carpano, Burlesque Bitters

Lamberts Downtown Barbecue 401 W 2nd (benefiting Preservation Austin)
     Mezcal Negroni – Campari, Mezcal, Sweet Vermouth

Waller Creek Pub House 603 Sabine (benefiting Austin Pets Alive!)
     Barrel-Aged Negroni – Gin, Vermouth Rosso, Campari

Hyatt Regency Austin 208 Barton Springs (benefiting Urban Roots)
     Negroni – Gin, Campari, Vermouth
     Boulevardier – Bourbon, Campari, Vermouth
     Frozen Sbagliato Rosa – Prosecco, Campari, Carpano Bianco

Geraldine’s 605 Davis (benefiting Kids in a New Groove)
     Classic Negroni – St George Terroir gin, Campari, Dolin Rouge, Orange Bitters
     Velvet Voice – Del Maguey Vida mezcal, Campari, Hibiscus infused Dolin Rouge
     Holland’s Negroni – Bols Genever, Aperol, Alessio di Torino

Half Step 89½ Rainey (benefiting HAAM)
     Classic Negroni – Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth

Gelataria Gemelli 1009 E 6th St (benefiting AIDS Services of Austin)
     Mezcal Negroni – Negroni with rum and mezcal

Backbeat 1300 N Lamar (benefiting Mary Lee Foundation)
     Classic Negroni – Beefeater London Dry Gin, Campari and Miro Spanish vermouth blend
     Sbagliato Bianco – Thyme-Infused Dolin Blanc Vermouth, Suze, Belstar Prosecco
     Tehuana Trio – Mezcal Negroni with Coconut-Washed Bianco Vermouth and Cappelletti Aperitivo Rosso
     Right Hand – Aged Rum, Punt e Mes Vermouth, Campari, Smoked Chocolate Bitters

Rio Rita 1308 E 6th (benefiting Safe Place)
     Classic Negroni – Old Highborn Texas Dry Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth
     Southern Charm – Housemade Peach-Infused Bourbon, Campari, Sweet Vermouth

Italic 123 W 6th St (benefiting Sustainable Food Center)
     Negroni on draft – Fords Gin, Campari, and Dolin Sweet Vermouth

Clark’s Oyster Bar 1200 W 6th St (benefiting Austin Pets Alive!)
     Classic Negroni – Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth (different variation each day)
     The Trilgoy – Campari, Amaro Montenegro, Solerno, Lime, Sparkling Wine
     Bitter Mai Tai – Campari, Blackwell, Lime, Orgeat, Curacao

Qui 1600 E 6th (benefiting Austin Pets Alive!)
     Classic Negroni – Ford’s gin, Campari, house-blended sweet vermouth
     Black Negroni – Ransom Old Tom gin, Averna, house-blended sweet vermouth, orange bitters

Juliet Antique Negroni, photo courtesy of Treaty Oak

Juliet Antique Negroni, photo courtesy of Treaty Oak

Juliet Restaurant 1500 Barton Springs (benefiting Communities in Schools Central Texas)
     Juliet will feature more than ten Negroni cocktails, including the Classic Negroni and a Negroni flight

Liberty Kitchen 700 W 5th (benefiting Austin Pets Alive!)
     Barrel-Aged Negroni – Campari gin and sweet vermouth
     Campari Spritz – Campari, Angostura and Champagne
     Boulevardier – Campari, bourbon and sweet vermouth

Whisler’s 1816 E 6th (benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital)
     I’m Still Bitter – Campari, Gaia Sotol, Beefeater Gin, Cynar 70

Perla’s Seafood 1400 S Congress (benefiting Mack Jack and McConaughey)
     Frozen Rum Negroni – Campari, White Rum, Dolin Rouge

Jeffrey’s 1204 West Lynn (benefiting Andy Roddick Foundation)
     Negroni di Barolo – Campari, Marolo Barolo Chinato, Plymouth Gin

Josephine House 1601 Waterston (benefiting Andy Roddick Foundation)
     Negroni Sbagliato – Campari, Cocchi di Torino, Prosecco

Stay Gold 1901 E Cesar Chavez (benefiting Safe Place)
     Negroni – Barr Hill Gin, Antica Sweet Vermouth, Campari

Gibson Street Bar 1109 S Lamar (benefiting Helping Hand Home)
     Barrel-Aged Negroni

Cantine Italian Cafe & Bar 1100 S Lamar (benefiting Austin Pets Alive!)
     Classic Negroni, Americano Negroni, Sylvari Negroni, Negroni #13

Vox Table 1200 S Lamar (benefiting Paws of Austin)
     John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman

South Congress Hotel 1603 S Congress (benefiting Keep Austin Beautiful)
     Antique Negroni, Waterloo Antique Gin, Byrrh Grand Quinquina, Campari

Otoko 1603 S Congress (benefiting Keep Austin Beautiful)
     Black Negroni – St George Rye Gin, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, Squid Ink-Infused Campari, Orange and      Nori Garnish

The Highball 1120 S Lamar (benefiting Muttville)
     Bitter Pinup Girl – Campari, Highborn Gin, Solarno Blood orange liqueur, Grapefruit juice

King Bee Lounge 1906 E 12th (benefiting Safe Place)
     Frozen Negroni
Classic Negroni

Freedmen’s 2202 San Gabriel (benefiting Capital Area Food Bank)
     Aviation Negronis

The Austin Shaker 1199 Airport Blvd (benefiting The Barman’s Fund)
     We have put together Negroni kits for you to take home and enjoy. 10% of all Negroni kit sales will be donated      to The Barman’s Fund.

Téo Gelato 1206 W 38th (benefiting Austin Children’s Shelter)
     Negroni Gelato

Asti Trattoria 408 E 43rd (benefiting Safe Place)
     Negroni Volpe – Antica Carpano Vermouth, Cocchi American, Prosecco

Drink. Well. 207 E 53rd St (benefiting Lifeworks Austin)
     Classic Negroni, Boulevardier, Kingston Negroni, Trident, Rosita

District Aged Negroni, photo courtesy of District Kitchen

District Aged Negroni, photo courtesy of District Kitchen

The Tigress 100 W North Loop (benefiting Austin Pets Alive!)
     Negroni Flight

Chez Zee American Bistro 5406 Balcones Dr (benefiting Austin Public Library Friends Foundation)
     Strawberry Campari Tart

Visconti Bar 320 S Capital of Texas Hwy (benefiting St David’s Foundation)
     Negroni Milano – Bombay Sapphire Gin, Campari, Martini Rossi Rosso
     Boulevardier – Bourbon, Campari, Sweet Vermouth

Cypress Grill 4404 W William Cannon Dr  (benefiting Allies Against Slavery)
     Barrel-Aged Negroni
     Classic Negroni

District Kitchen + Cocktails 5900 W Slaughter Ln (benefiting Austin Animal Center)
     House Negroni – Ransom Old Tom Gin, Campari, Carpano Antica vermouth, housemade citrus bitters



Other restaurants participating in Negroni Week without their specialty cocktail listed:

Searsucker 415 Colorado (benefiting Capital Area Food Bank)
The Market & Tap Room 319 Colorado (benefiting Austin Pets Alive!)
The Townsend 718 Congress (benefiting HAAM)
CU-29 Cocktail Bar 720 Brazos (benefiting Austin Pets Alive!)
W Austin 200 Lavaca St (benefiting United States Bartenders Guild)
Burn Pizza and Bar 1802 E 6th (benefiting Get Your Rear in Gear)
Weather Up 1808 E Cesar Chavez (benefiting Literacy Coalition of Central Texas)
School House Pub 2207 Manor Rd (benefiting Safe Place)
Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile 3235 E Cesar Chavez (benefiting Capital Area Food Bank)


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