Celebrate Negroni Week 2023 with mixologists, pop-up events, and a symphony of flavours. It's a week-long fiesta you won't want to miss!
Cocktail enthusiasts and imbibers, mark your cals because Negroni Week is back from 18 to 24 September 2023, and it’s bringing more flavour and fun than ever before. The 11th edition marks the event’s biggest with over 90 participating bars in Singapore. Plus, rub shoulders with mixologists and industry experts and try their Negroni cocktails at the many pop-up events. As you’re revving up for F1 week, why not have a glass or two of the crimson concoction?
Highlights from Negroni Week 2023: Sip on Negroni iterations by your fave bars
Negroni Week, founded in 2013, blends the love for classic cocktails with charity. What started small has grown into a global movement, raising over US$4 million for charitable causes.
For 2023, the event partners with Imbibe Magazine and Slow Food International, which is known for preserving traditional gastronomy and sustainable food practices. This year, bars worldwide will pay a $25 registration fee, contributing to the Negroni Week Fund by Slow Food International in support of local projects. Bars can also donate a share of Negroni sales to their chosen local charities.
The 11th edition’s theme, “The Power of Timeless Bonds,” pays homage to the connection between bartenders, customers, and the art of crafting the perfect cocktail. Powerhouses like Jigger & Pony and Anti:dote are back, along with new and exciting venues like Night Hawk, Jungle Ballroom, Puffy Bois, and Offtrack joining the party. It’s a Negroni lover’s paradise!
We all know what goes into a Negroni: equal parts gin, vermouth and Campari. But this year, bartenders at 14 local bars are challenged to take it up a notch by infusing their personal philosophies and signature flair. Think of it as a symphony of flavours, blending the classic trio in ways that will dazzle your taste buds.
Savour the Asian-inspired Breakfast 2.0 ($24) at Mondrian’s Jungle Ballroom, crafted by head bartender Adrian Besa. This unique concoction features Indian gin, Indonesian coffee liqueur, and a mix of Campari, Cinzano Rosso Vermouth, and chocolate orange bitters. The bitterness is balanced by sweet caramel toffee and vanilla undertones, creating a dessert-like variant.
Or try Night Hawk’s Binary Byzantine ($25), concocted by head bartender Chuan. This mezcal drink combines Campari, Chinato Vermouth, Montelobos Espadin Mezcal, Classico Bitters Liqueur, and dark chocolate liqueur for a smoky, bittersweet delight.
Continue the fiesta with Offtrack’s Folk Negroni ($24), crafted by head bartender Joash Conceicao. It offers a mildly dry twist on the classic Negroni with tart berry notes. Pink guava Negroni, anyone? Try it at Sago House. Nuthin’ Nut a “G” Thang ($24) is a mix of Campari guava vermouth and gin, inspired by head bartender Naz’s trip to Peru.
Over at Wallich Manor, head bartender Aslam from keeps things bright and citrusy with Wallich The 9th ($24). It’s a combo of Campari, chrysanthemum-infused Pisco, French wine aperitif, citrus, honey, ginger, lavender bitters and orange foam.
Industry guest shifts, DJ gigs and free-flow Negroni all week
The celebration continues with a bevy of fun events and promos throughout the week. Kickstart the festivities with Offtrack’s Music Request Night Opening Party on 18 September, 6pm, with Negroni week specials by head bartender Joash Conceicao, live DJs with Vinylheavy, and $10 song requests which go to charity.
On 20 September, 7pm, savour cocktails from four mixologists in one setting at Simply Analog by Tin Box. We’re talking about Shawn Kishore with The Charming Man, Jimmy from The Elephant Room, Dee from The Backdrop and Plume’s Jun Han.
Free-flow Negroni for brunch? Now we’re talking! Head over to Publico Ristorante on 24 September from 12.30pm to 3.30pm for the Scarlet Sunday Negroni Brunch with special food pairing menus alongside live DJ performances and a roving bar. Finally, end the week at Jungle Ballroom with the Red Night – The Official Negroni Week Closing Party. Sip on a trio of Negroni cocktails by Nick Sourmpatis of The Clumsies (#19 in World’s 50 Best Bars 2022), and enjoy free merch from Campari.
So, Negroni enthusiasts, it’s time to become cocktail explorers! Grab your phones and navigate your way through the city. Each bar is a unique stop on this spirited journey, promising delights along the way.
Negroni Week 2023, 18 – 24 September 2023, multiple locations islandwide