Want to know where to find the very best cocktails this Negroni Week? We’re telling you exactly where and what to drink for a good cause this June.
Back for its seventh year, Negroni Week is set to take Hong Kong by storm next week. Kicking off on Monday, 24 June, and running until Sunday, 30 June, the international charity event showcases the classic cocktail, all while raising money for international charities across the globe. With over 10,000 venues around the world taking part, numerous bars and restaurants across the city will be serving up their own unique and boozy creations all week long, so here’s where to find the best in Hong Kong.
As one of our favourite Italian spots in the city, and known to serve its classic negroni (on tap!) every day of the week, this Negroni Week, 208 is offering the Negroni COOLER ($60). Presented as a classic negroni, the cocktail gets the added extra of an icy cold Campari and orange infused popsicle. As part of JIA Group, for every Negroni sold from 24 to 30 June, 208 will donate $10 per drink to Harmony House, a Hong Kong-based charity dedicated to helping victims of violence and promoting healthy relationships with families and communities.
208 will also be hosting a special fundraiser event for the occasion. Taking place on Tuesday, 25 June, 208 Negroni’s in 208 Minutes will see well-known industry figures come together in the hope of selling 208 negronis in 208 minutes! All drinks will be priced at $60, and all proceeds will be going directly to Harmony House.
208 Duecento Otto, 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.208.com.hk
Another city favourite that will be serving up a cool and refreshing offering this Negroni Week is 11 Westside. Head to Kennedy Town and enjoy the Strawberry Negroni Paleta (a Mexican ice pop) with Campari-infused strawberries ($60). The Mexican restaurant’s hidden bar, The Wilshire will also be serving the special for the occasion, with a portion of proceeds going to the Children’s Medical Foundation.
11 Westside, 1/F The Hudon, 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.11westside.com
If you’re after a late-night negroni, look no further than Back Bar. Hidden inside Wan Chai’s Ham & Sherry restaurant, the tucked away bar will be offering two new cocktails from 24 to 30 June. The Copper Quartz ($60) will be made with Havana Club 3yr, Campari with grapefruit syrup and Carpano Classico; while the Yuzoburo ($60) features Beefeater Gin, yuzu shrub, Campari, Carpano Classico and thyme. Over the course of the week, Back Bar has also chosen to donate $10 from every Negroni sold to HK-based charity Harmony House.
Back Bar, 7 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.hamandsherry.hk
Looking to hop across the harbour and enjoy a tipple this week? The recently opened DarkSide bar inside the Rosewood hotel draws in the crowds nightly with its wide array of rare spirits, live jazz and sophisticated vibe, so you won’t want to miss its Negroni Week offering. Supporting WILD Foundation (a charity dedicated to protecting wildlife and wilderness around the world), the bar is concocting the 40 Square Feet ($125) for the occasion, made with rum, Campari, Mancino Rosso Amaranto, plum, bitter chocolate and ambergris.
DarkSide, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.rosewoodhotels.com
Known for serving up Aussie-style coffee and breakfast goods, along with quality wine and cocktails, it comes as no surprise that Fineprint is combining its strengths when it comes to this year’s Negroni Week. With two Negroni-centric offerings available, the coffee shop will be serving up its own homemade negroni marmalade with ricotta on Fineprint Sourdough ($80). To wash it all down, a Campari + Cold Brew will also be on offer. Fineprint has created a twist on an Americano (a classic cocktail from the same family as a Negroni). The drink will feature Fineprint single origin Cold Brew coffee – PNG Eastern Highlands Boana AX in the place of Vermouth, along with Campari, sea salt, sugar and Capi soda.
Negroni Week may officially start on Monday, 24 June, but Fineprint will be serving both of its offerings from Friday, 21 June, with 50% of the proceeds going to Mercy Corps, a global non-profit organisation focusing on humanitarian aid.
Fineprint, 38 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
Fineprint, 1 Lily Street, Tai Hang, Hong Kong, www.fineprint.hk
When it comes to drinks, at John Anthony it’s all about gin, so of course it’s going all out with its Negroni Week offerings! With proceeds going towards A Plastic Ocean Foundation, the two special cocktails for the week will be the Negroni Fields ($100), with Strawberry Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, lavender tincture and orange; and the London at Dawn ($100), with Campari, earl grey-infused Gin Mare, bergamot and olive.
John Anthony, 1 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.johnanthony.hk
For this year’s Negroni Week, SoHo’s MEATS will be serving three brand new negroni cocktails. The decadent Chocolate Negroni ($95) will be crafted with Bulldogs Gin, Campari, Cinzano Rosso and Crème de Cacao, while the Twist on A Twist ($95) will feature Wild Turkey, Cinzano Rosso and pineapple and cinnamon infused Campari. Rounding up the trio is the Bitter Celine ($95), made with Bulldogs Gin, Campari, Lillet Blanc and lemon bitters. A portion from all three special drinks will be going towards WILD Foundation.
MEATS, G/F, 28 – 30, Staunton Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, www.piratameats.hk
There’s nothing better than sitting on Old Bailey’s wraparound terrace when the sun is shining, so this week, why not make that drink a negroni? The bar’s special concoction for the occasion will be the Teagroni ($60), made with gin infused with jasmine pearls, Campari, sweet vermouth, and garnished with hydrated orange and jasmine leaves. Like other JIA Group Restaurants, for every Negroni sold from 24 to 30 June, Old Bailey will donate $10 per drink to Hong Kong based charity, Harmony House.
Old Bailey, 2/F JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.oldbailey.hk
Fineprint isn’t the only Hong Kong favourite that’s offering up an edible negroni offering for the 2019 edition. Popular with veggies and meat-eaters alike, vegetarian restaurant, VEDA will be serving a special Negroni Pie ($80) alongside its classic Negroni ($148) from 24 to 30 June. Combining a white chocolate and orange mousse with an indulgent Negroni glaze and crispy meringue, the pie is sure to sate any sweet cravings. A portion of profits from both VEDA’s Negroni Pie and Classic Negroni cocktail will be going towards Slow Food.
VEDA, Ovolo Central, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.ovolohotels.com.hk
Back for another year of Negroni Week, Winstons’ locations in both Sai Ying Pun and Kennedy Town will be offering five exciting negroni cocktails. Available from Monday, 24 June until Sunday, 30 June, and priced at $100 each, a portion from each drink sold will be going towards Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian organisation that strives to empower people to recover from crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good. Find more details on Winstons Sai Ying Pun event here, and Kennedy Town here.
Winstons Coffee, 213 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Winstons Coffee, 11 Davis St, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/winstonscoffeehk
Zuma is taking part in Negroni Week for its third year running. Using a range of Japanese ingredients to highlight its signature flair, Zuma’s bar team has crafted a series of Negroni cocktails. Limited-edition cocktails include the Oaxa negroni (mezcal, Mr. Black coffee liquor and Campari, $120); the refreshing Honda negroni (shiso infused gin, mancino rosso, Campari and umeshu, $120); the cherry blossom-inspired Sakura negroni (Nikka vodka, sakura vermouth and Campari, $140); and a barrel-aged Rum negroni (Zacapa 23 year rum, antica formula, and Campari, $195). The drinks will be available from 24 to 30 June, and for each Negroni cocktail purchased during the week, Zuma will donate $1USD to No Kid Hungry, a non-profit dedicated to end child hunger.
Zuma, Level 5&6 Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.zumarestaurant.com