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Sip to support during Negroni Week

Local restaurants and bars are lending a hand to nonprofit Slow Food by celebrating the classic cocktail.

negroni for negroni week at burial beer forestry taproom

These are celebratory cocktails for a cause.

Photo by Phil Cassella via Burial Beer Co.

We all know the classic recipe — equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari. And even though countless mixologists have put their unique spins on the original, the Negroni remains a bar menu staple. No wonder it’s got a whole week dedicated to it.

Established in 2013 by Imbibe Magazine, Negroni Week is a way to not only to celebrate the drink but to give back to a good cause. This year, a dozen Asheville bars + restaurants are joining joints all over the world to support Slow Food, a nonprofit organization that advocates equitable food policies, advances food education, and fosters biological and cultural diversity.

Negroni Week kicked off yesterday, Monday, Sept. 18, and will run through Sunday, Sept. 24. Twelve Asheville spots have made a donation to the cause and will be serving up Negronis and/or Negroni-inspired specials. Take a look at who’s involved locally:

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