Negroni Week
During Negroni Week at Bushwick's Lot 45, these two special negronis cost $1000, with every cent going to Muttville, a senior dog rescue in San Francisco. Photo: Provided

You would pay a pretty penny for a (pretty) negroni if it would help a senior rescue dog find its forever home, right? You’re not a monster. But would you pay $1,000?

 

This Negroni Week, it'll cost you a grand to sip on possibly the most decadent/ridiculous negroni the world has ever seen. The $1000 negroni is available at Bushwick cocktail bar Lot 45, “off the menu” from now through Sunday, June 11, when Negroni Week wraps up. 

 

But it’s for a good cause! Every cent goes to Muttville, a senior dog rescue based in San Francisco. 

 
 

Reminder!!! You still have 5 more days to enjoy a classic cocktail and help our sweet senior mutts! Check negroniweek.com for participating bars near you! 🥃🐶#cocktailsforacause #negroniweek #imbibegram

 

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It’s actually two negronis — bring a date and pay $500 each? Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim, this might have your names on it. And by names, of course, I mean Big Bud and Little Bud. (Also, we just can’t really imagine any non-celebs being able to afford this.) 

 

Final night in Italia for Big Bud??#BigBudLilBud #BudsinRoma

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The concoction is devised by Lot 45's head mixologist Rael Petit, who also came up with a “bubble bath” negroni this week. 

 

Getting ready for #negroniweek here's my #bubblebath #negroni made with a #sweetvermouth #bubbles #duckybath

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 Ok, so here's what all the fuss is about. The pair of cocktails are each made with Campari, Gran Patron Platinum (which retails for $200 a bottle) instead of gin, and Carpano Antica Vermouth. But here’s where it starts to get real fancy: Each drink is topped with a rare Italian shaved black truffle and a dash of edible platinum flakes. And the standard orange peel garnish is served with a Calvisius Siberian Caviar, which is extracted from the Siberian sturgeon fish. Finally, the cocktails are “smoked” with Applewood smoking chips, using a smoker gun. We're told it adds a "delicious, smoky flavor" to the cocktail. Definitely some Instagram shit. 

We will likely not be purchasing this creation, but we hope someone does, at least for the dogs' sake!