When a cocktail craving hits hard, a simple Negroni often does the trick. Led by Campari, Negroni Week – which returns to Singapore for the fourth year – combines creative tipples with giving back. From 4 to 10 June, each participating bar will donate at least $1 from each Negroni cocktail or Negroni-inspired creation sold to the charity of its choice. Expect some of the best bars in Singapore, including Atlas Bar, Smoke & Mirrors and Manhattan Bar. Wondering where to begin? Here are five tasty tipples to try!
#1 Buona Vista ($23) – Origin Bar
Starring classic Italian flavours such as chocolate and hazelnut, this drink pays homage to Buona Vista, the district where Italian settlers first found their home. The bar will be donating $1 to the REACH Community Services (RCSS), which supports families, couples and senior citizens in need.
Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Road
#2 I have a Dream ($18) – Tess Bar & Kitchen
Inspired by bartender Christyne Lee’s childhood, this cocktail is a delicious concoction of Campari, gin and homemade lychee vermouth topped off with some edible gold dust for extra flair. The restaurant will be donating $3 to the Straits Times Pocket Money School Fund for every cocktail sold.
38 Seah Street
#3 Nonna on Fleek ($22) – Caffe Fernet
In true Italian fashion, this tipple brings together classic flavours using a herb smoke infusion, and is garnished with black olives and parmesan. The restaurant will be donating $1 per cocktail to The New Charis Mission, a non-profit helping the elderly and at-risk-youth. Nonna would be proud!
70 Collyer Quay, #01-05
#4 Bello Bella ($20) – Neon Pigeon
Inspired by the classic Italian liqueur limoncello, Bello Bella perfectly balances the bitter notes of a Negroni with a citrus-infused gin and umeshu reduction for sweetness, resulting in a drink that’s easily enjoyable by anyone. They have chosen to donate $2 from each drink to Save the Children, a charity dedicated to giving less fortunate children better opportunities.
1A Keong Saik Road, #01-03
#5 Dark Hound Negroni ($20) – Nutmeg & Clove
Starring homemade coffee bitters and unique chocolate-stout ice, this cocktail has multiple dimensions to it and is definitely worth a try. For every cocktail ordered, $2 will go to Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD), an organisation dedicated to rescuing and rehoming stray dogs.
10A Ann Siang Hill
For more information, check out negroniweek.com.