Your Exhaustive Guide to Negroni Week (June 5-11)

It's back for the fifth year, with sundaes, doughnuts, Italian sandwiches, and plenty of cocktails made with gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth.

Laszlo’s Frozen Negroni (Grace Sager)

This year’s Negroni Week — the fifth — sees the week-long festival fundraiser on track to hit the $1 million threshold in terms of all the money it’s raised. As such, it’s bigger than it’s ever been, and several dozen San Francisco bars and restaurants have joined, creating cocktails, doughnuts, sorbets, and even salads that riff on the ineffable beauty of gin mixed with Campari and sweet vermouth. Here is our comprehensive guide.

Cocktails

DOSA
995 Valencia St.
The Bicycle Thief (Averall Damson gin, Campari, Aperol, Ancho Reyes chile liqueur, Chinotto Italian soda, garnished with a Chinotto Soda Popsicle, $13). One dollar from each cocktail will be donated to No Kid Hungry.

The Douglas Room
345 Taylor St.
Passion of the Negroni (Campari, gin, Small Hand Food passion fruit syrup, Dolin Blanc, Aperitivo).

Laszlo
2526 Mission St.
Frozen Negroni
(Campari, gin, sweet vermouth, grapefruit)

Mourad
Sticks + Stones
 (Campari, house-made Juniper Birch Wine sweet vermouth, Douglas Fir Eau de Vie, pine liqueur)

Pacific Cocktail Haven
140 New Montgomery St.
Leeward Negroni
(coconut-washed Campari, Pandan Cordial, Sipsmith VJOP Gin, Mai-Tai bitters)

Perbacco
230 California St.
Negroni Internazionale (Citron balm Aquavit, Bordiga piemontese gin, Cocchi Torino, Campari, limoncello)
Negroni Romantico (Rette Blanco, Lo-fi dry vermouth, Campari, Aperol, and lime, topped with grapefruit beer)
Negroni Spritz (Beefeater Gin, Campari, Carpano Antica Vermouth, Prosecco). 
$1 of each of which will be donated to Muttville.
Negroni Caramel Corn, with a salt containing juniper, coriander seed, cardamom and licorice root.

Public Bikes
549 Hayes St.

For every Red C7 bike sold during Negroni Week, the Hayes Valley bike shop will donate 15 percent of the proceeds to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. And on Thursday, June 8, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., there’ll be a happy hour with complimentary Negronis.

Perbacco Negroni and Popcorn (Wes Rowe Photography)

Tradition
441 Jones St.
Yuh Nun Ready Fi Dis Yet
(Appleton Signature Blend Rum, Campari, sweet vermouth, coconut, pineapple lime)
Stargazey Fizz (Tradition Negroni mix, coffee syrup, cream, egg white, soda water)
Ice Cream Love (Wild Turkey ice cream, Campari syrup, cherry soda, sweet vermouth whipped cream)

Trick Dog
3010 20th St.
From One Lover to Another, Ah-Ah (Campari, Appleton Estate Signature Blend, Gin, Bianco Vermouth, grapefruit, cinnamon syrup, lime, and falernum bitters).

Wildhawk
3464 19th St.
Breakfast for Two
(a “Breakfast Negroni” of Cocoa Puff-infused Negroni, Campari, Gin, Cinzano 1757, and chocolate salt bitters, served in cereal bowl).

Bites

ABV/Over Proof
3174 16th St.
Count Negroni’s Spaghetti Western. (June 10 only.) A family-style, three-course meal with three Negroni variations, including the The Count Chianti Negroni – a bottled cocktail of gin, house “chianti vermouth” and Campari.

Cockscomb

564 Fourth St.
Negroni Jello
and sorbet

Craftsman & Wolves Raspberry Madelines with Negroni Glaze (Instagram)

Craftsman and Wolves
746 Valencia St.
Negroni glazed raspberry madeleines 

Fiorella
2339 Clement St.
Campari and Citrus Little Gem Salad (little gems, radish, orange, fine herbs, walnuts, and a Campari and citrus vinaigrette).

Horsefeather
528 Divisadero St.
Campari short cake
(macerated berries, Campari syrup, whipped cream)

Humphry Slocombe
2790A Harrison St. and the Ferry Building
Campari ice cream scoops
and Negroni sundaes

The Progress
1525 Fillmore St.
The Italian-ish Sandwich
(house-made soppressata, capicola, pig fries, Campari chili aioli)

The Saratoga
1000 Larkin St.
Barrel-Aged-Negroni-Glazed old-fashioned doughnut
with foie gras “sprinkles” 

Tartine Manufactory
595 Alabama St.
Deconstructed Negroni sundae
(Orange blossom ice cream, strawberry, Campari pate de fruit and juniper meringue).

Tratto
501 Geary St.
Seasonal vegetables house-pickled with Beefeater Gin and aromatics
Orange and spice-infused salami pizza with Anduja pizza sauce with fontina and spicy honey
Pixie tangerine Chardonnay sorbet with Campari float
Negroni Rabarbaro (gin, Campari, Lo-Fi Sweet Amaro)

Negroni Week, June 5-11, negroniweek.com

 

 

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