This year, Negroni Week is taking place around seven of Sydney’s most top rated CBD restaurants and is a celebration of the timeless cocktail. Running from the 24th to the 30th of June 2019, this boozy week will be supporting OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue charity. One dollar from every Negroni sold will be donated, helping divert food waste across Australia’s Hospitality industry to those in need.
Each bar involved has carefully curated a Negroni menu full of twists on the classic – “The Negroni Is perfect as it is, made from three equal parts of gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, however there is always room for creative license, experimentation, and innovation”, states Ali Toghani, Beverage Director of the Rockpool Dining group.
118 Harrington St, The rocks
Nestled away in Grosvenor’s place at the northern end of the CBD, Rosetta’s terrace bar will be hosting a Negroni activation, showcasing six different Negroni’s at $15 each, or if you get there between 4-7pm every Monday to Friday you’ll score the happy hour price of $10. This offer is running for the entire month of June, not just Negroni week so don’t worry if you can’t make it during those 7 days.
The selection of blends will include:
Negroni: Campari, Cinzano Rosso, Bulldog London Dry Gin
Boulevardier: Russel’s Reserve 10-year-old Kentucky straight Bourbon Whiskey, Cinzano Rosso, Campari
Rosita: Espolon Tequila Reposado, Cinzano Rosso, Cinzano Extra Dry, Campari
Rum Negroni: Campari, Cizanzo Rosso, Appleton Estate Signature Blend Jamaica Rum
Negroni Sour: Negroni pre-batch, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup
Rosetta: Glen Grant 10-year-old Scotch Whisky, Campari, Cinzano Bianco, grapefruit soda
Sake Restaurant and Bar
12 Argyle St, The Rocks
33 Cross St, Double Bay
Level 1, Manly Wharf
Contemporary Japanese Restaurant Sake’s Double Bay, The Rocks, and Manly locations are all taking part in this year’s Negroni week. Intertwining the classics with a Japanese twist, you can find the below innovative fusions at $22 each.
Classic Negroni: Campari, Tanqueray, Cinzano Rosso
Chocolate Negroni: Campari, Vok White Crème De Cacao, Roku gin, Cinzano Rosso, orange bitters
Misogroni: Campari, Choya Kokuto Umeshu, Kirinzan Blue sake
Old Samurai: Campari, Suntory Chita Whisky, Cinzano Dry, Peychaud’s Bitters
Megroni: Patrón Reposado, Campari, Aperol, Cinzano Rosso
ICC Sydney, tenancy 2/14 Darling Dr, Sydney
Darling Harbour’s own Fratelli Fresh will be home to a unique Negroni tasting experience at it’s in-house Campari bar, which will feature three 45ml blends of your choice at $20pp. If you’d like to master the art of making the classic, Campari will be hosting two hour long classes on Thursday the 20th of June, at 6:15pm and 7:15pm. These sessions will include a classic Negroni and an antipasti platter fpr $20pp.
Showcasing a different Negroni everyday for the whole week at $7 each, below are the flavours Fratelli Fresh will be celebrating with:
Monday, 24 June – Classic Negroni: Campari, Cinzano Rosso vermouth, Tanqueray
Tuesday, 25 June – White Negroni: Suze, Cocchi, Tanqueray
Wednesday, 26 June – Oaxacan: Vida mezcal, Bianco vermouth, Tanqueray
Thursday, 27 June – Left Hand: Bulleit Rye, Cinzano Rosso vermouth, soda
Friday, 28 June – Kingston: Pampero Anejo, Cinzano Rosso vermouth, Campari
Saturday, 29 June – Lady in Red: Macchu Pisco, Campari, Cocchi Americano
Sunday, 30 June – Good Morning: Campari, Cinzano Rosso vermouth, Tanqueray, cold drip coffee
2 Phillip St, Circular Quay Sydney
Sydney’s most sophisticated Mexican restaurant is also on the lineup, celebrating with an exclusive ‘Negrita.’ At just $22, you’ll find this coffee-infused Campari at the cosy location in Circular Quay.
The Cut Bar and Grill
16 Argyle St, The Rocks
Another location at The Rocks, Sydney’s finest New York inspired steakhouse will be introducing a Smoked Negroni for the week, a simple twist with Gin, sweet vermouth, Campari, and the addition of smoke for $22.
Rockpool Bar & Grill
66 Hunter St, Sydney
Right in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, you can find this fine dining experience situated in the City Mutual Building. Negroni week will see ‘The Rockpool Negroni’ on the menu, consisting of Four Pillars Dry Island Gin, charcoal-grilled pine and myrtle-infused Oscar 697 Rosso, Campari, Murray island river salt iron-bark smoke at $22.
10 Bligh St, Sydney
Famously known for its modern Chinese dishes, this renowned restaurant will be adding a Spiced Negroni to their drinks menu for the 7 day celebration. This special will have Tanqueray, Del Maguey mezcal, Campari, Dolin Rouge vermouth, orange juice and bitters. Find this at their location in the centre of Sydney at $24.
By Sheena Giblin