Drink A Negroni, Donate to Charity

It's Negroni Week.


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A negroni from Haberdish.

Peter Taylor

Negroni Week started on Monday, and 20 bars in the Charlotte area are participating in Imbibe Magazine's fundraiser this year. Not familiar with the classic cocktail? It's a slightly bitter drink, made most often with gin, an amaro (such as Campari), and sweet vermouth. It's long been known as a bartender's drink, but has become more mainstream lately. Order one this week at a participating bar or restaurant, and a dollar of your sales will go charity.

While there’s been some chatter that weeks such as this are simply marketing ploys, we're OK with it when it benefits charities—the editors here at Charlotte magazine are known to enjoy a negroni a few times a week, anyway. Here’s a sampling of what mixologists around town are stirring around town; Negroni Week officially ends on June 11.

 

THE CELLAR AT DUCKWORTH’S, Uptown
Charity: Susan G. Komen Foundation
​Negroni: The classic, made with North Carolina’s own Cardinal Barrel-Rested Gin

 

HABERDISH, NoDa
Charity: WILD
​Negroni: Salted Peanut Mezcal Negroni

 

DOGWOOD SOUTHERN TABLE & BAR, SouthPark
Charity: No Kid Hungry
​Negroni: Barrel-aged negroni

 

CREPE CELLAR, NoDa
Charity: WILD
​Negroni: A classic laced with Fernet-Branca

 

SEA LEVEL, Uptown
Charity: WILD
​Negroni: A double amaro negroni, made Campari, Montenegro, and gin

 

STOKE, Uptown
Charity: The US Bartender’s Guild National Charity Foundation
​Negroni: Stoke Bar will serve up three: a classic, made with Doc Porter’s gin; a Oaxacan negroni, made with Sombra mescal; and a negroni sbagliati, which has Prosecco, Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth, and Campari.

 

GROWLER’S POURHOUSE, NoDa
Charity: WILD
Negroni: A negroni, barrel aged for one month in new oak

 

SOUL GASTROLOUNGE, Plaza Midwood
Charity: Autism Speaks
​Negroni: The Desert Rose, made with Corralejo Reposado and chocolate and bourbon bitters

 

BROKEN SPOKE, South End
Charity: No Kid Hungry
​Negroni: The classic, aged in a Great Wagon Road Distillery barrel

 

CITY SMOKE, Uptown
Charity: Susan G. Komen Foundation
​Negroni: A negroni smash, with muddled grapefruit and Doc Porter's Gin

 

The Porter’s House, South Charlotte
Charity: No Kid Hungry
​Negroni: The classic, using North Carolina’s Conniption gin

 

ARIA, Uptown
Charity: Susan G. Komen Foundation
Negroni: A smoky negroni that uses mezcal instead of gin

 

TAVOLO, Uptown

Charity: Autism Speaks
Negroni: The classic

 

Find the whole list here!

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