Negroni Week 2021
Melbourne's serving up a lockdown-friendly edition of Negroni Week, with all of the program's specialty drinks available for takeaway and delivery.
The 2021 edition of Negroni Week has kicked off in Melbourne, running from September 13–19. And, while you can't celebrate by enjoying one of the event's namesake cocktails at your favourite local bar, this year's program is still serving up loads of negroni-centric goodness.
The annual initiative sees venues across the globe whipping up signature negroni-inspired sips, raising funds for various charity partners. Of course, this time around, Melbourne is delivering a lockdown-friendly spin on the Negroni Week festivities, with specialty creations available for takeaway and delivery.
Mjolner has crafted a Norse-inspired drink dubbed The Negrimnir, starring a burnt orange blossom honey mead infused with bilberry, while Bar Clara is coming to the party with a three-strong negroni flight pack. The Tipplers Bar is also doing a trio of negroni variations, available to order through its website, and Jimmy Rum distillery is delivering its rum-infused take on the classic drink across the Mornington Peninsula. That's Amore Cheese has assembled a Cocktail Hour Hamper packed with cheese, gourmet snacks and an Everleigh Bottling Co cocktail, to raise money for OzHarvest. Meanwhile, new Japanese grill restaurant Robata is serving a revamped negroni featuring Japanese gin and umeshu, available via the online store.
And leading bars including Byrdi, Capitano and Bar Americano have teamed up with the Everleigh Bottling Co to create a limited-edition Negroni Week mixed pack, with $10 from each box donated to Aussie non-profit R U OK. Jump onto the website to see who's whipping up what drinks and where to get your hands on them.