Indulge for a Cause: 5 Posh Venues to Celebrate Negroni Week in NYC

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Negroni Week 2

Indulging in a cocktail (or three) is part of life’s greatest pleasures. What is even better than delighting in your favorite cocktail? Raising money for a charitable cause while doing so. Usher in Negroni Week. Presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, Negroni Week features over 6,000 participating bars, restaurants and retailers all paying homage to the famous Negroni cocktail, which dates back to 1919 in Florence, Italy. During this time, proceeds from each Negroni variation are donated to a charitable cause. Last year, the infamous week raised more than $320, 000 for a number of charities.

In honor of the week, Campari hosted a snap worthy celebration at Syndicated Bar & Theater. The party featured recipes and riffs on the classic cocktail from bars and restaurants all over the city. Attendees indulged in a number of Negroni variations including cocktails, burgers, popcorn, and candy. In addition, event-goers had the opportunity to vote on their favorite Negroni cocktail. Of those who participated,Tristan Willey’s TINegroni, which featured 1 oz. Campari, 1 oz. Cinzano 1757, 1 ½ oz. Wild Turkey Rye, 1 ¼ oz. water and garnished with a orange twist, stole the night. As the night’s pick, Willey won $1,000 to donate to the American Brain Tumor Association.

So join the movement and toast to the good life, all while doing some good. Below are our five top picks to savor a Negroni.

1 Capri Ristorante

Nestled in Little Italy, this new eatery is an authentic Italian restaurant that was modeled after the beautiful island of Capri circa the 1960’s. They will be donating $1 of every Negroni sold to The Lupus Foundation of America. Capri is making a classic Negroni with Campari as well as a classic Negroni with Antica sweet Vermouth for the week, both priced at $13. Enjoy a Negroni, while giving back, amongst Capri’s beautiful outdoor street seating, their fresh Oyster bar with $1 Oysters, a menu of authentic Italian gourmet food and a light airy breezy atmosphere reminiscent of the isle of Capri.
145-147 Mulberry Street New York, NY 10013

2 Local 92

A Mediterranean staple in the East Village, Local 92 features a menu of healthy locally sourced authentic Mediterranean cuisine will also be featuring a Campari Negroni and a Negroni made with sweet Antica Vermouth, donating $1 of every $13 cocktail to The Lupus Foundation of America. Local 92 offers outdoor seating, homemade hummus and Mediterranean staples like Shakshuka and Snitzel, among other classic dishes and is a perfect place to grab a Negroni outside during Negroni Week.
92 second avenue Manhattan, NY, 10002

3 Prohibition Bakery

Feast your taste buds on tipsy treats at this East Village bakery. The Prohibition Bakery, touted as New York City's original alcoholic cupcake company, will be offering Negroni mini boozy cupcakes and Negroni Rumdrops, a boozy gumdrop. A portion of the proceeds will be going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
9 Clinton Street New York, NY 10002

4 The Nomad Bar

Perched in The Nomad Hotel is the plush bar that radiates the warmth of a classic New York City tavern. The cocktails are crafted under the helm of award-winning bar director Leo Robitschek, who has created a beverage program that celebrates classically-focused cocktails, while delving into two new arenas: festive, large-format drinks and a selection of reserve cocktails crafted with rare spirits. For Negroni Week, proceeds from the cocktail will go to God’s Love We Deliver, New York City’s leading provider of nutritious, individually-tailored meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.

5 American Whiskey

Located in Midtown West is American Whiskey. While this upscale bar is a whiskey aficionado’s dream, through June 12th it is all about the Negroni. American Whiskey will feature two Negroni Cocktails—Let’s Dance and Summer Jam. Proceeds from the cocktails will go to The Delivering Dreams Foundation, which believes there are no dreams too big or too small. The organization focuses on to benefit overall wellness in an attempt to inspire a movement. Since 2011, Delivering Dreams has supported numerous charitable causes and initiated community programs like the Chamberlain Challenge, Nate’s Strikeout Program, Reviving Dreams and the Joba Chamberlain Wheelchair Fencing Program.
247 W 30th Street New York, NY 10001
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