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Raise a glass to Negroni Week

Dangerously delicious (as in they pack a punch, so moderation is key, friends) is the Negroni, a Campari-infused cocktail that’s so special it gets a whole week to itself.

From June 24-30, we’ll be trading in our wines for that perfect blend of gin, Campari and vermouth in the name of philanthropy and gettin’ down and Negroni.

The best bit? All your favourite Brisbane bars are getting a wedge of the International Negroni Week action too, with a portion of sales made by participating bartenders going to a number of worthy charities (listed here)!

Kick off the drinking early with Negroni Week’s Brisbane headliner Death and Taxes at their booze-filled Launch Party. Promising to donate $1 from every Negroni sold over the week, the festivities starting at this hip CBD bar are set to spill out across Queensland from Sunday, June 23 at 7pm!

Prefer your Negronis with a bit more chill? Then swing by Eleven Rooftop Bar for a classic stir down and banter over the bar. With some of Brisbane’s best bartenders behind the stick, take a seat in one of their gorgeous booths and sip slowly on 100-years’ worth of handcrafted cocktail goodness not just during Negroni Week, but also for the whole month!

Speaking of 30-day-long soirees, Riverbar has opted to be this year’s Negroni Week pre-party with their June Negroni month! Warm up for the week ahead with their champagne spiked Supergroni, icy Frogroni (frozen negroni), and delightful hot mulled Negroni as well. 

For those whose prefer to leave their Negroni Week plans up in the air, the limited edition smoked Negroni series at Canvas Club may be just your thing!

We’re not blowing smoke, Brisbane – this Woolloongabba bar will be pouring the classic Negroni smoked with your choice of either pineapple and cassia, Branca Menta-steeped rosemary, or cardamom and mandarin bark.

Shout-outs must also go to all the Brisbane bars – including Savile Row, Finney Isles, West End’s Cobbler, Donna Chang, and The Boom Boom Room – also participating in this worthy cocktail-infused week.

Cheers to charity and, after Negroni Week is over, the bar with the highest donation will have their hard work matched by Campari Australia!

Ready for June 24-30? Then raise a glass to Brisbane’s awesome bartenders, to charity, and especially to the crimson concoction that is Negroni!

Words by Emma Callaghan and Jacqueline Pon
- the gourmands whose BAC’s are basically Campari.