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    September 14, 2023

    Your guide to Negroni Week 2023

    Annual event will raise funds for Slow Food, September 18-24

    by TM Petaccia

    The iconic Italian cocktail, the Negroni, is the inspiration for Campari and Imbibe Magazine’s Negroni Week, running September 18-14. Photo: Campari America

    Next week, restaurants and bars from all over the Charlotte area will unite to pay tribute to one of the world’s most iconic cocktails while raising money for a more responsible, inclusive, and sustainable food system. Negroni Week 2023 will run from September 18-24.

    At its core, a traditional Negroni is a simple cocktail combining equal parts of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, but it also serves as a template for numerous variations. Negroni Week is a collaboration between Campari and cocktail publication Imbibe. It celebrates the skills and creativity of bartenders as they execute the classic cocktail as well as develop a series of alternatives.

    “The Negroni is consistently ranked as one of the best-selling drinks in the world,” says Campari America’s Head of Marketing Andrea Sengara. “The classic recipe — Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth — has been the starting point for countless Negroni variations. There’s a Negroni variation for everyone.”

    In addition to celebrating the cocktail, Negroni Week also serves as a fundraiser. For the second year, Slow Food is the nonprofit recipient. The nonprofit looks for ways to support local efforts to rediscover the flavors of historic regional cooking by encouraging chefs to support local farmers, lobbying on food and farm policies, developing youth education programs, and other activities to preserve food cultures and overall biodiversity.

    Since launching in 2013, Negroni Week has raised over $4 million for charities.

    Throughout Negroni Week, unless otherwise stated, participating restaurants and bars will donate $1 per cocktail to Slow Food, or have made a donation to the nonprofit of at least $250. Check out these Charlotte-area spots celebrating Negroni Week:


    Angeline’s / Merchant & Trade
    Bianco ($18): Truffle fat-washed Aviation gin, clarified tomato Campari, rosemary vermouth, Campari rosemary foam
    Classic Negroni ($14): Beefeater gin, Campari, and Carpano Antica vermouth
    Fiori ($16): Roku gin, lychee-infused Cappelletti, and Lillet Blanc
    Sbagliato ($15): Prosecco, Cocchi Rosa vermouth, Campari, prosecco ice cube
    (NA)groni ($11): A zero-proof Negroni, made with Ritual NA gin, Lyre’s Italian Spritz, and Blutul Non-Alcoholic Rosso vermouth

    Fin & Fino
    How About Them Apples? ($15): Appleton Estate rum, Cocchi Torino, coffee-infused Campari, Cream Sherry

    Coffee Infused Boulevardier ($17): 1792 Bourbon, coffee-infused Campari, sweet vermouth

    Sea Level
    Barrel Aged Boulevardier ($17): Old Forester Bourbon, Cocchi Torino, Cappelletti – aged four weeks

    Belmont Village

    Super Abari Game Bar
    Wake Up Call Negroni ($12): Aviation gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, coffee-infused Fernet Branca
    Flashin Fruit Punch Negroni Slushie ($9): Aviation gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, Hi-C Fruit Punch, Grenadine (frozen cocktail)


    Dilworth Tasting Room / Dilworth
    Negroni ($15): Aviation Gin, Campari, Vermouth di Torino
    Boulevardier ($15): Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon, Campari, Vermouth di Torino
    Sbagliato ($15): Prosecco, Campari, Vermouth di Torino


    White Tea Negroni ($15): Roku gin, chamomile-infused Flower Girl vermouth, Cocchi Americano

    Mama Ricotta’s
    Boulevardier ($15): Knob Creek Rye, Campari, sweet vermouth, orange twist

    Montford Park

    Dot Dot Dot – donating $1 per cocktail to Slow Food, plus $2 to No Kid Hungry
    Neo-Classic Mezcal Negroni ($17): Del Maguey San Jose Rio Minas mezcal, DDD house-blended vermouth, Campari


    The Artisan’s Palate
    Classic Negroni ($14): Aviation gin, Campari, Carpano Antica
    Amber Negroni ($15): Aviation gin, Campari, Lillet Blanc
    Montenegroni ($15): Botanist gin, Montenegro, Aperol
    Cardamaroni ($15): Aviation gin, Cardamaro, Carpano Antica
    Pisco Negroni ($15): Caravedo pisco, Lillet Blanc, Carpano Antica

    Ever Andalo – presenting a timeline of the evolution of the Negroni
    Early 1860s – Milano-Torino ($13): Campari, vermouth blend, salt tincture, orange slices
    Late 1860s – Americano ($13): Campari, vermouth blend, salt tincture, soda water, orange slices
    1919 – Negroni ($14): Sutler’s gin, vermouth blend, Campari, orange peel
    1927 – Boulevardier ($15): Rye whiskey, Campari, vermouth blend, orange peel
    2001 – White Negroni ($16): Sutler’s gin, Cocchi Americano, Cinque Aperitivo Bianco, grapefruit peel

    The Goodyear House

    Bob Peters adds a Campari citrus foam to his Negroni at NoDa’s The Goodyear House. Photo courtesy

    The Goodyear Negroni ($16): 704 gin, Dolin Blanc vermouth, Campari citrus foam

    Negroni ($15): Ford’s gin, Campari, sweet vermouth
    Boulevardier ($17): Noble Oak rye, Campari, sweet vermouth

    Optimist Park

    Billy Sunday
    Charlotte Negroni ($12) – Aviation gin, Campari, strawberry-infused Cappelletti, Bonal, banana liqueur

    Spindle Bar
    Negroni ($12) – Aviation gin, cap corse rouge, Campari, fresh orange juice

    Plaza Midwood

    Humbug Negroni ($14): Tanqueray gin, Campari, house-blended sweet vermouth, aged balsamic vinegar
    Nectarine Negroni ($14): Tanqueray gin, nectarine-infused Campari, house-blended sweet vermouth

    4G Negroni ($14, vegan) – Olive oil washed four-gin blend (Ford’s, Sipsmith, Sutler’s, and Botanist), Campari, sweet vermouth, sherry

    South End

    Elsewhere Cocktail Bar
    Classic Negroni ($9): Beefeater London Dry Gin, Campari, house sweet vermouth blend
    Negroni Royale ($17): Bluecoat American Dry Gin, Campari, house sweet vermouth blend with added clove, allspice, and black peppercorn
    Negroni Sbagliato Raffinato ($11): Miller High Life, Campari, house sweet vermouth blend
    Negroni du Bresil ($13): Novo Fogo Silver Cachaça, coffee-infused Campari, house sweet vermouth blend

    The Vintage Whiskey & Cigar Bar
    Claro-Fixation ($16): Aviation gin, Montenegro, Campari, Lillet Rose – clarified

    South Park

    Bar One Lounge
    White Negroni ($15): Hendricks Gin, Lillet Blanc, dry vermouth
    Bar One Left Hand ($15): Bourbon, Campari, sweet vermouth, chocolate bitters

    Bulla Gastrobar
    Spanish Negroni ($15): Gin, Campari, Lustau sweet vermouth, caramelized orange wheel.
    Bianco Negroni ($16): Gin, Campari, Cinzano bianco vermouth, caramelized orange wheel.

    Dilworth Tasting Room / South Park
    Negroni ($15): Aviation Gin, Campari, Vermouth di Torino
    Boulevardier ($15): Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon, Campari, Vermouth di Torino
    Sbagliato ($15): Prosecco, Campari, Vermouth di Torino

    Little Mama’s
    Notorious F.I.G. ($16): Fig Infused Negroni – Sipsmith Gin, Campari, fig-infused vermouth, dried fig garnish


    The Porter’s House
    Sherry’s House ($15): Bourbon, Oloroso sherry, Mancino Chinato, Campari


    Amanda Britton’s Negroni and Negroni-inspired cocktails will be available at Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails. Photo: Katey Sheehan

    Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails
    Classic Negroni ($14): Aviation gin, Campari, sweet vermouth
    Mama Mia ($14): Tanqueray Sevilla gin, Campari, Licor 43, pineapple

    The Green Room @ Lincoln Street
    Friday, 9/21 and Saturday, 9/22 only – private lounge. $10 entry fee gets you a swag bag, a welcome complementary punch from the Negroni fountain, and a Negroni-inspired dessert.
    Watermelon Shakerato ($16): Campari, watermelon, orange blossom, saline
    Americana ($17): Campari, strawberry-infused Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, cream soda
    Cafe Olé ($18): Cristalino tequila, coffee liqueur, Campari, sweet vermouth

    Handmade ($15): Cinnamon and allspice infused Cardinal Gin, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, Campari – finished with brown sugar, grapefruit and orange peel
    B-Side Negroni ($15): Bluecoat Barrel-Finished gin, Punt e Mes, Campari

    Outside Charlotte

    Kindred, Davidson – donating $2 per cocktail
    Classic Negroni ($17): Gin, Campari, Carpano Antica Formula
    Le Toucan ($17): Mezcal, Plantation pineapple rum, Campari, lime, agave, Angostura bitters
    The Adornista ($17): Campari, Lambrusco Rosso, demerara syrup, orange bitters

    Thigs Cocktail Bar, Cornelius
    Negroni Boulevardier ($12): Southern Star Double Rye, Campari, Cynar/Vermouth blend
    Orchard Negroni ($12): Hendricks Flora Adora, Campari, Calvados, Yellow Chartreuse
    Smoke Negroni ($12): Banhez mezcal, Campari, coffee liqueur, Amaretto

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