Originating from Portland in 2013, the week-long annual festivities is still organised by the same folks who first started it – Campari and Imbibe Magazine. It’s since gone global, as we all know by now, as an excuse for feel-good revelry with proceeds going to various international charities. 

In Singapore, most of your favourite bars and those from the World’s 50 Best have jumped in on the action by making a one-off donation to either Arbor Day Foundation or Little Free Library. View the full list here. A few deserve special mention such as The Secret Mermaid who’s donating a portion of each negroni sold to Transient Workers Count 2 and Heart of Darkness whose Dark Corner Negroni Ale’s proceeds will partly go to cocktail bars in Bangkok. 

To our knowledge, Singapore’s the only country extending Negroni Week celebrations till 30 September. This means there’s plenty of time to visit the various watering holes around the city and try out their reiterations of the cocktail. Apart from the variations we already know of – negroni sbagliato (made with Prosecco instead of gin), white negroni and barrel-aged negroni – there are some unexpected interpretations worth trying. 

At Shin Gi Tai, their negroni is named Heart and is a Chinese take on the cocktail with Cinzano Rosso vermouth, dry chrysanthemum and goji berries that gives it a more floral fragrance. While at Lime House, the Rosalita Negroni leans towards the savoury with grounded black coffee and cocoa powder. 

Or if you’d prefer a more intimate setting at home, you can also get a Negroni Flight Box from rock’n’roll cocktail bar Roxy or a DIY bundle and a bottled version from Campari at supermarkets online and offline.  

Head to negroniweek.com for more information.