Still Time to Grab a Drink for a Good Cause

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It’s Negroni Week around the world. Negroni Week launched in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and an effort to raise money for charitable causes. Through June 7, more than 1,300 bars around the globe will be toasting to good causes, including 50 San Diego bars which will be mixing their favorite Negroni variations and donating a portion of proceeds to a charity of their choice.

Participating bars and their charities are listed at the end of the article.

If you’ve never had a Negroni or Campari before, or are interested in making a drink at home, we’ve got some great recipes for you, courtesy of some celebrities that love them:

aziz (1)Aziz Ansari – Funny Guy Sbagliato
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. Cinzano Rosso Vermouth
1 oz. Cinzano Prosecco

Build ingredients over ice in rocks glass. Garnish with an orange slice.

evaEva Green – Bond Girl Passion
1 oz. Campari
2 oz. Orange Juice

Pour Campari over ice in a highball glass. Add orange juice. Garnish with an orange slice.

cruzPenelope Cruz – Americano Heartbreaker
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. Cinzano Rosso Vermouth
Splash of Club Soda

Pour Campari and Cinzano Rosso Vermouth over ice in a rocks or highball glass. Add a splash of club soda. Garnish with an orange twist.

This year marks the third annual Negroni Week, during which restaurants and bars around the world will be serving up awesome riffs on this beloved concoction. Even better, a portion of proceeds from every Negroni sold will be donated to the charity of each bar’s choice, and Campari will donate an additional $10,000 to the top fundraising establishment’s charity. So you can feel good about having one, two, or even three of this classic!

Participating restaurants include:

Sycamore Den for The International Rescue Committee – San Diego
Polite Provisions for Tony Hawk Foundation
Noble Experiment for Inspire Artistic Minds
Davanti Enoteca for Ronald McDonald house
The Duck Dive for The Wingman Foundation
Prepkitchen Little italy for Redstone Veterans Initiative
Sandbar Sports Grill for Jr. Lifeguard association
Croce’s Park West for Jim Croce Scholarship
Monello for Emilio Nares Foundation
Bencotto Italian Kitchen for Emilio Nares Foundation
Cat Eye Club for Surf Rider Foundation
La Puerta for BBBS San Diego
Kettner Exchange for Doors of Faith
Fairweather for Team Gleason
Bottega Americano for Tony and Alicia Gwynn Foundation
Ironside for San Diego Oceans Foundation
Barleymash for Boys and Girls Club
Cannonball for No Kid Hungry
Del Mar Marriott for Rady’s Childrens Hospital
Bar 1502 for Friends of OB Elementary
OB Warehouse for Meals on Wheels
Bice for Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure
Prohibition for Young at Art
El Dorado for Keep a Breast
Searsucker for Surfrider Foundation
Millers Field for Pacific Beach Youth Soccer
counterpoint for SPCA
Marriott Marquis for Rady’s Childrens Hospital
Rustic Root for Emilio Nares Foundation
urbn coal fired pizza for Art Produce
True North for Friends of Jefferson Elementary
Uptown Tavern for HRC
CUCINA urbana for Corazon de Vida
Tasty Ties for Charity Water
Sycamore Den for International Rescue Committee
Craft and Commerce for Bikers Against Child Abuse
Jsix for Luekemia & lymphoma society
The Lions share for Plant w/ a Cause
Rare Form for Team Gleason
Whiskey House for Cystic Fibrosis
Tavern at the Beach for Surfrider Foundation
West Coast Tavern for Friends of Jefferson Elementary
Seven Grand for Nepal Aid
Juniper and Ivy for Seany Foundation
Florent for Girls Think Tank
Table 10 for ASPCA
Comun for Surfrider Foundation
Grant Grill for Marcy’s Prom
Counterpoint for SPCA
Uptown Tavern for HRC

San Diego resident for over 10 years, I now call this beautiful city home. Originally from the Bay Area, I'm a California girl at heart. I love the outdoors, fitness, food, and a good craft beer (from San Diego of course).

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