11 Unusual Cocktails to Celebrate Negroni Week

Drink these variations on the bittersweet classic all next week for a good cause

Not that you need an excuse to drink a negroni, but wouldn’t it taste even more awesome if it were for a good cause? Every day next week (June 1-7), during Imbibe Magazine and Campari’s annual Negroni Week, bars all over (yes, including the ones in far-off places like Liechtenstein and Cambodia) will serve up the beloved bittersweet classic for their favorite charities. From 2013 to 2014 the worldwide event raised more than $120,000 for charities thanks to 1,300 participating bars.

In Los Angeles this year, there are over 40 watering holes that have created negroni variations just for this one glorious week. If there’s an L.A. bar whose charity you really want to support, keep in mind that after the event, Campari will donate $10,000 to the top fundraising bar’s charity of choice.

Here are 11 stand-out negronis (along with their charities) to inspire you to get out there and drink/donate.

Bestia's White Negroni
Bestia’s White Negroni

Photograph courtesy of Bestia

Bestia’s White Negroni (Heart of Los Angeles): Gin, Kina L’Avion d’Or, Suze, grapefruit oils

Break Froom 86's Negroni Wine Cooler
Break Froom 86’s Negroni Wine Cooler

Photograph courtesy of Break Room 86

Break Room 86′s Negroni Wine Cooler (Inspire Artistic Minds): Rosé/Sparkling Rosé, Beefeater gin, Campari, Giffard Fraise des Bois, served in glass flask.

Culina's Negroni
Culina’s Negroni

Photograph courtesy of Culina

Culina’s Negroni Corretto (NKLA): Charred rosemary-infused gin, Campari, and Amaro Montenegro, garnished with a sprig of charred rosemary and served on the rocks.

Harlowe's Frozen Chocolate Negroni
Harlowe’s Frozen Chocolate Negroni

Photograph courtesy of Harlowe

Harlowe’s Frozen Chocolate Negroni (Inspire Artistic Minds): Beefeater gin, sweet vermouth, cocoa-infused Campari, and salt tincture.

Library Bar's Negroni Sour
Library Bar’s Negroni Sour

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Library Bar DTLA’s Negroni Sour (Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services): Gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, lemon, egg white, and bitters.

Melrose Umbrella Co.'s Negroniña
Melrose Umbrella Co.’s Negroniña

Photograph courtesy of Melrose Umbrella Co.

Melrose Umbrella Co.’s Negroniña (Inspire Artistic Minds): Beefeater gin, coffee infused Aperol-Campari blend, and Carpano Bianco vermouth.

Pistola's Mezcal Negroni
Pistola’s Mezcal Negroni

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Pistola’s Mezcal Negroni (Race to Erase MS): El Silencio mezcal, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, Gran Classico, and black walnut bitters.

Pour Vous' Vinegroni
Pour Vous’ Vinegroni

Photograph by Caroline on Crack

Pour Vous’ Vinegroni (ASPCA): Cotes du Rhone, Punt e Mes, Campari, and Beefeater 24.

Sassafras' Negroni Jell-O Shot & Bottle of Schlitz Combo
Sassafras’ Negroni Jell-O Shot & Bottle of Schlitz Combo

Photograph courtesy of Sassfras

Sassfras’ Negroni Jell-O Shot & Bottle of Schlitz Combo (ASCAP Foundation): Beefeater gin, Noilly Prat sweet vermouth, coconut-washed Campari, and citric acid.

Sotto's That's Amore
Sotto’s That’s Amore

Photograph by Caroline on Crack

Sotto’s That’s Amore (Gettlove): Ocho Reposado tequila, house-made carob and Calabrian-chili bitters, Campari, Dolin Dry, Carpano Antica, Braulio, and orange essence.

Terrine's Negroni Crusta
Terrine’s Negroni Crusta

Photograph by Caroline on Crack

Terrine’s Negroni Crusta (No Kid Hungry): Old Tom’s gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, orange juice, and a lightly sugared rim.