Local bars raise money for charity during Negroni Week

Drink up! It's for a good cause.

What is Negroni Week? Every June, restaurants and bars all over the country serve up their versions of the classic cocktail to raise money for charities.

In the past five years, Negroni Week has helped raise nearly $1.5 million at thousands of venues.

While you're out enjoying these great cocktails, take some cool picks and use #NegroniWeek when you post on social media.

Negroni Week is presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari.

Here are some of the great Negroni cocktails you can get here in Louisville during the event:

The Elbow Room at Anoosh

Anoosh Bistro

Sip a Negroni and inspire a love of reading! Created by bartender Danielle Shariat, daughter of chef Anoosh Shariat, the “Elbow Room” features New Amsterdam Gin, Campari Milano and Averna Amaro Siciliano, garnished with a navel orange peel and hibiscus flower. Anoosh Bistro’s chosen charity is the Little Free Library which builds community and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Millions of books are exchanged each year, greatly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.

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The Negroni at Pizza Lupo can be ordered by the pitcher.


The city’s only Negronis by the pitcher! Pizza Lupo is featuring classic Negroni, Boulevardier, and Old Pal cocktails by the drink as well as by the pitcher. Proceeds will support Children of Restaurant Employees, a nonprofit that grants support to children of food and beverage service navigating life-altering circumstances.

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The classic Negroni at Red Herring

Red Herring

Ah, there’s nothing better than a classic! Celebrate Negroni Week with Red Herring’s classic Negroni, which is included in the cocktail lounge’s 100 Classics menu. Made with Heaven Hill Gin, Campari and Dolin sweet vermouth, this beverage proves you shouldn’t change a good thing. Proceeds benefit the USBG National Charity Foundation, which supports the stability and wellbeing of service industry professionals through education and charitable activities.

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The Negronis at Doc Crow's come with gin or bourbon (Boulevardier)

Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

Choose from five featured cocktails and support No Kid Hungry! Negroni week features include both Beefeater Gin and Bulldog Gin variations. Not a gin fan? Try a boulevardier, the same basic recipe but with bourbon instead. Doc Crow’s will also be donating proceeds from Old Forrester Signature Bourbon Boulevardiers, Wild Turkey 101 Boulevardiers and Wild Turkey 81 Rye Old Pals (another negroni variation, this time with rye!).

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The Negroni Port of No Return at River House

River House

River House is offering a variety of Negroni cocktails to benefit the James Beard Foundation.

Beefeater Gin
Noilly Prat Sweet Vermouth

Olive Branch:
Olive Oil Washed Sipsmith Gin
Carpano Antica
Cynar 70

Italian Popsicle:
Fresh Strawberries
Oxley Gin
Simple Syrup
Orange Juice

Port of No Return:
Plymouth Navy Strength Gin
Domaine de Canton
Cocchi Americano

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If your bar is participating in Negroni Week, and you would like to be included on this list, email description and photo to: derbycityweekend@wave3.com