A complete guide to the 2017 Negroni Week in Bangkok

Bangkok's top restaurants and bars team up to deliver the best takes on the classic concoction for one week only
Just a drink maybe negroni
By Vasachol Quadri and Phavitch Theeraphong |
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The annual drinking-slash-charity event Negroni Week returns to Bangkok during 5-11 June 2017.
Started by US-based drinking publication Imbibe Magazine and liquor label Campari, the event is a one-week global celebration of the classic concoction made of gin, Campari and vermouth, with participating restaurants and bars across the world coming up with the best take on the classic as well as their signature twist on the popular drink. Participating businesses will donate part of sales during the Negroni week to their preferred charitable projects. So far, the global event has raised almost a million US dollar for good causes worldwide. 
 
In Bangkok, here are our 20 best picks of where to sip the unique creation of the red bitter concoction for a good cause throughout the week.

Bangkok's 20 best restaurants and bars to grab a Negroni during the Negroni Week 2017

Bars, Cocktail bars

Backstage Cocktail Bar

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Niam, a Thai herb that gives a similar aroma to pandan leaves, is the leading player in Backstage's unique creation for Negroni Week in Bangkok. The drink, named Niamgroni (B360), fuses gin with the leaf, sappan wood, vermouth and Campari.

Rabbit Hole
Rabbit Hole
Bars, Cocktail bars

Rabbit Hole

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The Rabbit team comes up with four variations of the red bitter concoction. Try the savory House of Thonglor (B350) that mixes Campari, bourbon, rose vinegar and pandan-and-coconut-infused shrub. 

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vesper
Vesper
Bars, Cocktail bars

Vesper

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Inspired by a Pablo Picasso's 1932 cubism painting of the same name, Girl Before A Mirror (B320) features classic Negroni infused with chocolate and orange peel, and topped with cacao milk foam. 

Eat Me Restaurant
Eat Me Restaurant
Restaurants, Contemporary European

Eat Me

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Eat Me adds a passion for Thai food into the classic Negroni mix. Killing Me Softly (320) sees kaffir lime leaves added to the classic mixture while Negrita (B320) is a combination of Negroni and margarita, flavored by mezcal, vermouth, Campari, lemon and shaken simple syrup, and served with a slice of green apple. 

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Sorrento
Sorrento
Restaurants, Italian

Sorrento

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The Barista Negroni adds up the coffee and citrus aroma to the classic mix of gin, vermouth and Campari by stirring the torched dried orange and coffee beans together with the liquid.   

1881 Water Library
1881 Water Library
Restaurants

1881 by Water Library

Mon Cheri Negroni is 1881’s Irish twist on Negroni that uses Jameson as a based spirit and mixes with Campari, Cinzano, Creme de Griotte cherry liqueur and house-made Mon Cheri spray.

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Mejico
James Gilbody, Mejico
Restaurants, Mexican

Méjico

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Mezcal-and-tequila bar Mejico also joins the Negroni week with Aged Mezcal Negroni served with smoked watermelon (B220). 

Bars, Cocktail bars

Miky's

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Miky's has a smoky version of Negroni on offer. The Negroni Fumato is a mix of Cinzano 1757 vermouth, gin, Campari, honey truffle smoked with Churchill short cigar and garnished with dried caramelized orange and sliced grape.

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Bars, Cocktail bars

Bronx Liquid Parlour

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Try the aged Negroni de Porto at Bronx. The mixture includes their house blended gin, triple sec, grapefruit bitter, dry vermouth and Campari and aged for one week in wooden port wine cask. 

Restaurants, Eclectic

Canvas

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Rabbit Hole’s newborn sister plays a Thai twist on Negroni. Their Isaan Negroni mixes Isaan rum, Campari, kaffir lime zest and roasted rice flakes on the rim.

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