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Screen Shot 2017-05-22 at 2.13.14 PMNegroni Week
That’s the slogan for Negroni Week which returns for a fifth year this June. More than 3000 bars around the world will spend a full week celebrating one of the finest and simplest cocktails ever concocted. The classic Negroni is made up of three ingredients: one part London Dry Gin, one part Campari, and one part Sweet Vermouth. Top it with an orange peel twist and serve it either straight up or on the rocks. Bam. You’ve made a fancy cocktail.

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Sponsored by Imbibe Magazine and Campari (for obvious reasons), Negroni Week puts Count Camillo Negroni’s nearly century-old apéritif (it turns 100 in 2019) in the spotlight, but it’s also for a good cause.  A portion of all the proceeds from every Negroni goes to a local charity selected by the bar.

The Negroni is an easily adaptable cocktail, too, and during Negroni Week we see bartenders creating imaginative variants of the famous cocktail. Many of the most interesting riffs are happening right here in Chicago.

Chicago is one of 10 cities teaming up with both Beefeater Gin and Campari to provide a “Negroni Week” passport. The passport only includes 10 bars offering a Beefeater/Campari concoction. We went ahead and made a more comprehensive list of participating bars around Chicago and what they’re offering during Negroni Week. The passport stops are noted with a (P). We managed to catch most of them, but do check out the Negroni Week website for any late additions.

Billy Sunday
3143 Logan Blvd

We are going to do a play on a sbagliato- which is typically Bitters di Torino and sweet vermouth topped with sparkling wine. We took a playful spring approach and we are serving ours in a 7oz bottle and carbonating the whole cocktail together. We are calling her The Rizzo:

1oz carpano bianco vermouth
1/2oz giffard pamplemousse
1oz city of london gin
1/2oz campari
1/2oz fresh lemon juice
1/2oz fresh grapefruit juice
Crement Tissot de Jura Extra Brut

Shake, strain, top with sparking wine.

Charity Partner: PAWS

The Barrelhouse Flat
2624 N. Lincoln Avenue

The Classic: Beefeater Gin, Campari, Cocchi Torrino
The Bronzed Italian: Charred Pineapple Soaked Campari, Appleton Estate Signature Rum, Cinzano 1757, Lime Oil
The Most Improved Player: Plymouth Navy Strength Gin, Cocchi Rosa, Campari, Gran Classico, St. George Raspberry Brandy, House Root Beer Bitters

Charity Partner: Greater Chicago Food Depository

Community Tavern
4038 N Milwaukee Avenue

Old Pal: Old Overholt Rye, Campari, Vermouth, Lemon Twist
Classic Community Negroni: Leatherbee Gin, Campari, Cocchi Torino Sweet Vermouth, Orange Twist

Charity Partner: Greater Chicago Food Depository

Cucina Paradiso
814 North Blvd, Oak Park

Featuring a classic negroni, negroni amaro, and a white negroni

Charity Partner: Autism Speaks

Ceres’ Table
3124 North Broadway

Negroni Bianco: CDCO Finn’s Gin, Luxardo Bitter Bianco, Carpano Bianco, Orange
The Classic Negroni dressed ‘en blanc’ and crystal clear

Charity Partner: Greater Chicago Food Depository

Presidio (P)
1749 N. Damen Avenue

Presidio Negroni: Campari, Bols Genever, House Blend Vermouth

Charity Partner: Greater Chicago Food Depository

Sportsman’s Club
948 N Western Avenue

Sporting Negroni: Plymouth Gin, Campari, Lustau Vermut

Charity Partner: Greater Chicago Food Depository

Mon Ami Gabi
2300 N Lincoln Park W

White Negroni: Gin, Cocchi Americano, Dolin Vermouth

Charity Partner: Greater Chicago Food Depository

Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio
1020 West Madison Street

The “Chef Recommends” Negroni

Charity Partner: Greater Chicago Food Depository

Prosecco
710 N Wells Street

Classic Negroni

Charity Partner: Greater Chicago Food Depository

The Florentine
151 W Adams Street

Negroni: Bombay Saphire, Italian Vermouth, Campari

Charity Partner: Autism Speaks

312 Chicago (P)
136 N LaSalle Dr

Negroni della Primavera: Botanist Gin, Amaro Nonino, Carpano Bianco, 3 basil leaves.

Charity Partner: No Kid Hungry

Boleo (P)
122 W Monroe Street

Coconut Negroni: coconut-washed Kappa Pisco, Campari, sweet vermouth

Charity Partner: Greater Chicago Food Depository

720 South Bar at the Hilton Chicago
720 S Michigan Ave

Boulevardier Bottled Cocktail: Templeton Rye, Campari, Sweet Vermouth
Paying tribute to the 90th Anniversary of Hilton Chicago with a cocktail sipped by Al Capone during Prohibition.

Charity Partner: Greater Chicago Food Depository

Nico Osteria (P)
1015 N Rush St

Nico Negroni: Koval Gin, Campari, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino

Charity Partner: SHARE

Sable Kitchen & Bar (P)
500 N State St

White Negroni
1 oz Citadelle Gin
1 oz Salers Aperitif
1 oz Dolin Dry
Stirred, up, lemon peel express and insert

Negroni in the Dark
1 ½ oz Evan Williams
½ oz Cynar
½ oz Punt e Mes
½ oz Ramazotti
1 dash grapefruit bitters
Stirred, up, orange expressed and inserted

Lucky Negroni (a.k.a. Fake Tales…)
1 ½ oz Terroir Gin
1 oz Salers Aperitif
½ oz Green Chartreuse
1 dash Celery bitters
Stirred, up, lemon expressed and inserted

Negroni con Toro
1 ½ oz Corralejo Reposado
¾ oz Ancho Reyes
¾ oz China-China
Stir, served up, orange peel expressed and inserted

Charity Partner: Greater Chicago Food Depository

The Duck Inn (P)
2701 S Eleanor St

Classic Negroni: Beefeater, Campari, Alessio Vermouth di Torino

Boulevardier: Wild Turkey, Campari, Alessio Vermouth Di Torino

Charity Partner: SHARE

Bad Hunter (P)
802 W Randolph St

No special announced, but they’re on the Beefeater Negroni Week passport.

Charity Partner: Greater Chicago Food Depository

 

 

 

 


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