When a cocktail craving hits hard, a simple Negroni often does the trick. Led by Campari, Negroni Week – which returns for the third year – combines creative tipples with giving back. From 5 to 11 June, each participating bar will donate at least $1 from each Negroni cocktail or Negroni-related product it sells to the charity of its choice. Wondering where to begin? Here are five tasty tipples to try!
#1 Her Royal Highness ($23) – Fat Prince
Bartender Loga Raj of Middle Eastern and Turkish restaurant Fat Prince incorporates mace, a popular ingredient used in Istanbul, in this unique concoction. The drink also infuses butterfly pea flower in the mix, for colour and citrus notes. The restaurant bar will donate $2 per drink to the Children’s Cancer Foundation, and Loga will also match each donation with $1 from his own pocket. 48 Peck Seah Street.
#2 Kyoho Negroni ($20) – Neon Pigeon
Starring Kyoho grape-infused sweet vermouth, honey grape liqueur and honey umeshu, this Japanese-inspired tipple comes with a sweet foam on top. The bar will donate $1 from each drink to Save The Children, which enables needy children the chance to go to school and get sufficient nutrition every day. 1 Keong Saik Road.
#3 Bitters Breakfast ($27) – Bitters and Love
This light and easy-to-drink cocktail from Bitters and Love is made with Earl Grey tea-infused gin, as well as grapefruit and marmalade-infused vermouth. The bar will donate $1 per drink goes into supporting Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD), an initiative that rescues strays and puts them up for adoption. 118 Telok Ayer Street.
#4 Blackwood Negroni ($24) – Manhattan
This tipple includes sloe gin to balance the bitterness of the Campari, while highlighting the nuanced botanicals of the gin. The cocktail is then topped with beer for a fizzy aftertaste. The bar will donate $1 per drink to Run For Hope, an annual run that raises awareness for cancer and cancer research. 1 Cuscaden Road, Level 2 Regent Singapore.
#5 The Matchmaker ($22) – Tess Bar and Kitchen
Wild Turkey 81 bourbon and Souchong tea leaf-infused vermouth are key highlights of this creation. The innovative drink is also served with spiced Campari ice cream! $3 per drink will go to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, which supports children from low-income families. 38 Seah Street.
For more information, check out negroniweek.com.