Decide for yourself who makes the best Negroni in town and help raise money for a good cause by hoisting a glass at some favorite Asheville cocktail spots this week.
As part of Imbibe Magazine and Campari’s international Negroni Week celebration and fundraiser, MG Road, The Imperial Life, Table and Top of the Monk will join bars around the world in mixing up their own unique versions of the classic gin, sweet vermouth and Campari cocktail with a portion of each drink’s proceeds benefiting local charities of their choosing.
The local bars are each promising to offer several creative takes on the drink, some with tasting flights available. MG Road, for example, which is closed on the last day of Negroni Week (Sunday, June 8), will celebrate the event’s finale on Monday, June 9, with the Zamboni Negroni, which will be taken straight from a bar-top ice luge, according to bar manager Jesse Ratliff.
MG Road is raising money for Haywood Street Respite, a program of the Haywood Street Congregation that offers short-term care for homeless individuals recovering from surgery and illnesses. The Imperial Life and Table will donate to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue pet adoption center and animal shelter and Top of the Monk has chosen to donate to the WNC Green Building Council, a nonprofit organization aimed at educating homeowners and builders about energy efficiency and green building practices.