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Get ready to break out the Campari: Negroni Week runs June 4 to 10

Bartender and owner Ben Poffenroth of Durkin’s Liquor Bar made the classic Negroni and a variation, both pictured here. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Launched in 2013, Negroni Week celebrates the classic cocktail of gin, vermouth and bitter orange Campari while raising money for charities around the world.

So far, nearly $1.5 million has been donated.

More than 7,700 venues participate by signing up, choosing a charity partner and making an initial donation. Then they make additional sales-based donations, which are then tallied at the end of the week.

Participating establishments in and around Spokane are:

Durkin’s Liquor Bar, 415 W. Main Ave.

Sante Restuarant and Charcuterie, 404 W. Main Ave.

The Lantern, 1004 S. Perry St.

Gilded Unicorn, 110 S. Monroe St.

Hogwash Whiskey Den, 304 W. Pacific Ave.

Luna, 5620 S. Perry St.

Berserk Bar, 125 S. Stevens Ave.

The Observatory, 15 S. Howard. St.

Lion’s Lair, 205 W. Riverside Ave.

Republic Pi, 611 E. 30th Ave.

Piccolo Artisan Pizza, 21718 E. Mission Ave. in Liberty Lake

Hay J’s Bistro, 21706 E. Mission Ave. in Liberty Lake

Four local venues – Durkin’s, The Lantern, Luna, Republic Pi – are raising money for No Kid Hungry. Gilded Unicorn and Lion’s Lair are raising money for CORE, or Children of Restaurant Employees. The Observatory is raising money for Slow Food International. Raising money for Paws are Piccolo, Hay J’s and Sante. And raising money for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project are Hogwash Whiskey Den and Berserk Bar.

Durkin’s is doing a classic Negroni, White Negroni Daiquiri – no Campari included – as well as a barrel-aged Boulevardier, Jabroni with pineapple rum and Averna Amaro, and Mr. Williams with tequila, mezcal, Campari Cynar and Carpano Antica. (Click here to watch owner and bartender Ben Poffenroth make a classic Negroni.)

Sante is offering a classic Negroni and Bandolier with Campari, Aperol, tequila, mezcal and honey.

The Lantern is serving the most options for the promotions with a classic Negroni, Negroni Frappe, White Negroni, Boulevardier, Negroni Sbagliato and Rosita with tequila.

The Gilded Unicorn is also offering a classic Negroni along with a Fuzzy Negroni and Stormy Negroni.

Hogwash is doing a Boulevardier. Luna is doing a Boulevardier, too – along with a classic Negroni and the Lunita with tequila and bitters.

Berserk is doing a classic Negroni as well as a Fleuterio Negroni with tequila and Amaro Montenegro. The Observatory is doing both a classic Negroni as well as a Fragolo Negroni with tequila, strawberry, lemon and egg white.

Lion’s Lair is doing a Negroni Fizz, Stilletta with star anise-infused Campari and tequila, and Negroni’s Illegitimate Cousin: rye, Campari and sweet vermouth.

Republic Pi is offering a barrel-aged Negroni as well as a Boulevardier. Piccolo and Hay J’s are both offering an oak barrel-aged Negroni.

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