In 2013, Imbibe Magazine launched Negroni Week, a celebration of one of the world’s greatest cocktails, in an effort to raise money for charitable causes around the world. Now in its fifth year, Imbibe has teamed up with Campari, Italy’s iconic red bittersweet aperitif, to present Negroni Week 2017. From June 5-11, bars and restaurants around the world, including Thailand, will take part in Negroni Week, inviting people to commemorate the classic cocktail while also raising money for social and environmental issues.
We’ve hand-picked some of our favourite venues celebrating Negroni Week 2017. Find a full list here.
The swanky fashion-forward lounge on Sathorn Road continues its support of Negroni Week Thailand, and also plays host with an opening night launch party on Monday June 5 with the help of Independent Wine & Spirit (Thailand) Company Limited, the main organizer – proceeds going to the Chaipattana Foundation.
Up & Above
The bartenders at The Okura Prestige Bangkok’s Up & Above Bar will be mixing classic Negroni and Negroni variations for everyone to enjoy, and for every Negroni-based cocktail sold the hotel will make a 50-Baht donation to the Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Foundation at Rajvithi Hospital.
Evil Man Blues
The jazz cocktail bar located at 72 Courtyard will take part in Negroni Week for the first time this year. With almost 10 years of experience in shaking cocktails behind bar, head bartender Koravic Amrod serves up variations of cocktails using Campari as the key ingredient. The cocktail menu at Evil Man Blues during Negroni Week includes the Classic Negroni, Boulevardier (Campari, bourbon, Vermouth) and the decadent Seven Sins (Campari, gin, lime, syrup, egg white). Proceeds go to the Utah Rivers Council and the Wild Foundation.
Backstage Cocktail Bar
The theatrical den for cocktail lovers on Thonglor, headed by Thailand World Class Bartender of the Year 2017 Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn, entices patrons not only with tasty and authentic Classic Negronis but also its creative variation “Niam-groni” using gin infused with niam leaf – a herb indigenous to Thailand with a similar scent to pandanus. Medicinal sappan bark is soaked in Campari for an extra aroma and unique mouthfeel. Part of the profits go to benefit The Art of Elysium and Wild Foundation.
The 1950s Cuban-themed bar on Sukhumvit soi 11 pays tribute to Italy’s classic cocktail with its funky, tropical variation – Tiki Negroni – using pineapple, rum, coconut liquor, sweet vermouth and Campari. Proceeds go to New York-based Autism Speaks among several others.
The lofty, industrial bar and restaurant Bunker on Sathorn Road is concocting two signature Negronis. One is called Cigar Box, a Negroni with Laphroaig single malt, and the other titled Cocoa Nib Negroni – both paired with decadent house-made Negroni chocolate bon bons. Proceeds go to benefit disadvantaged women through Pratthanadee Foundation.