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Get Melbourne's best Negronis delivered to your door during Negroni Week

These cocktail bars and distilleries are offering every type of Negroni there is to sample

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Rushani Epa
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The conception of the Negroni starts off like a dad joke. A Count walks into a bar and asks the bartender to add a little something-something to amp up his Americano. The bartender replaces the soda with gin and bam! One of the most popular cocktails in the world is born.

A Negroni is comprised of one part gin, one part sweet vermouth and one part Campari with a block of ice and an orange peel, and now it’s time again to celebrate this humble cocktail with a whole week.

Presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, Negroni Week (September 13 to 19, 2021) is a worldwide event that calls on bars to donate at least $1 from every Negroni sold to their chosen charities or local causes.

Melbourne's best cocktail bars have come on board to give you the chance to celebrate, Negroni in hand, at home. 

Above Board 

Acclaimed bartender and owner of Above Board, Hayden Lambert, takes cocktails very seriously. And now his classic Negronis are available to purchase a single serve in a vacuum-sealed bag or in a 500ml serving. All you need to do is garnish it at home. Order here for in-store pickup.

Bar Americano 

Bar Americano is now offering its Negronis to go in 200ml and 500ml bottles. Why not sample a world-class cocktail at home? Available for delivery here.

Bar Clara

The legends at Bar Clara not only vowed to plant a tree for every cocktail purchased in-venue, but now they’re offering a Negroni Week sample flight to boot. The bar has partnered with Anther Gin and Triple G Gin to provide three 30ml distinct twists on the classic cocktail. A portion of every sale will also go towards food charity OzHarvest. Order here.

Black Pearl

Inspired by multiple walks along the Merri Creek Trail and the scents of jasmine in the air, world-renowned cocktail bar the Black Pearl has concocted the ultimate Negroni. Sample it here.

Byrdi

Campari partnered with award-winning bartender Luke Whearty from Byrdi to craft a unique new cocktail in celebration of Negroni Week – the Mornington to Milan. ​​Expect sparkling wine, dashes of lacto-raspberry and rhubarb liqueur and more. Order here. 

The Everleigh Bottling Co

The Everleigh Bottling Co has partnered with Campari and Melbourne’s best bars to bring you the ‘Negroni Week – Melbourne Collection’. This limited-edition set includes ten signature bottled Negroni's from Bar Americano, Above Board, Byrdi, Black Pearl, the Cloakroom, Capitano, Beneath Driver Lane, The Everleigh, Gin Palace, and Neptune Food & Wine. All proceeds go directly to the bars and $1 for each Negroni will be donated to RUOK? The boxes cost $10.

Little Lon Distilling Co

Melbourne gin distillery Little Lon Distilling Co has teamed up with local farmhouse kitchen Springhill Farm to present the Little Lon Distilling Co Negroni Cocktail & Slice Kit. The pack comes with two Springhill Farm's Negroni-flavoured boozy slices paired with one Little Lon Negroni. Pop by Little Lon’s ‘Gindow’ to grab the kit or purchase online via Springhill Farm or Little Lon Distilling.

Mr West 

Good Spirits Negroni Bagnum combines the practicality of a goon bag with the classy Negroni. The one-litre bag contains 16 to 20 servings of Negroni sealed in a neat fridge pack and available online from the Footscray bar here

Starward Distillery 

The Port Melbourne whisky distillery has a range of classic bottled whisky cocktails including a distinctly Australian twist on a classic using bold, Melbourne-made whisky, aged in Australian red wine barrels. The Whisky Negroni replaces gin with Starward’s whisky (natch) and comes by the half-litre bottle that serves ten drinks each. Order here.

Check out our guide to alcohol delivery in Melbourne.

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