Not every cocktail gets its own special day on the foodie calendar, but the Negroni managed to wrangle an entire week — and add a charitable component.
For this year’s Negroni Week — starting today through June 12 — bartenders from around the world are getting creative with the classic Campari-gin-vermouth combo, like Alta Linea’s summer-perfect frozen version and Charlie Palmer’s Crimson & Rye, which adds the spiced floral and berry aperitif Cocchi Rosa to their mix.
And these drinks are not just good for your happy hour mood: A portion of every Negroni-style cocktail sold goes to a charity of the bar’s choice.
Over 3,500 bars and restaurants took part in the event in 2015, and we’re guessing there’ll be even more twists being put on the classic Italian cocktail this time around. Here are some other outstanding options around the city.