Negroni Week
Negroni Week

84 venues
Through June 14
Various times

It was invented in Florence, Italy, in 1919, when Count Camillo Negroni asked a bartender at Caffè Casoni to strengthen his favorite cocktail with gin rather than soda water.

Now in the land of three rivers, the richly-hued red Italian cocktail gets an entire week to shine. From Lawrenceville to Troy Hill to Dormont, you have four more mouth-watering days to experience all things Negroni.

The iconic apéritif is traditionally made of gin, vermouth rosso and Campari — and garnished with orange peel.

Top mixologists at 84 bars and eateries are concocting classic Negronis and creative twists. Keep your glass full, because each venue is partnering with a charity, such as No Kid Hungry, Rainbow Kitchen and Autism Speaks.

Vallozzi’s is serving up Negronis boasting everything from Maggie’s Farm Falernum and rhubarb syrup to chocolate bitters. Don’t miss six sparkling varieties at The Fairmont, including Negronis reinvented with chilled espresso, grapefruit juice and Prosecco.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...