Grand Rapids Cocktail Guild - USBG

- - - - - - OFFICIAL CHAPTER OF THE UNITED STATES BARTENDING GUILD - - - - - - -a local collegiate of experienced professionals working to develop, enrich, and share the history, art, culture, and enjoyment of the distilled spirit

The Grand Rapids Cocktail Guild and CAMPARI USA:
Grand Rapids is coming out to cocktail for charity!

With the purpose of getting the cocktail/bar industry to be more active in their communities, Negroni Week is a national event that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities and community organizations across the country.
The only requirements to participate are to make a “negroni special” all week long, then just commit to donating a portion of the sales of your special to a local charity. 

The Grand Rapids Cocktail Guild has banded together 33 local businesses to participate for the first time ever, and raise funds for several great charities that support our West Michigan community!

This year, the charities the Grand Rapids Cocktail Guild has chosen are The Grand Rapids Public Library, The Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, the Downs Syndrome Association of West Michigan, The GR Scholarship for Women in Leadership in the Culinary Arts, and the Well House. We’ll be combining the money raised from all of our participants and split it equally between these great Grand Rapids organizations.

Negroni Week runs June 1 – 7, so you've got plenty of time to explore everything from the Classic Negroni to some Negroni Ice Cream and Negroni Cupcakes, to a creative riff on the cocktail from your local mixological experts.

Don't forget to tag #grcocktailguild and #negroniweek on your social media! We'll have shout-outs and prizes for our favorite posts!

Raising glasses and making a better city – what more could we want?

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Amore Trattoria Italiana
Negroni Slushie
Campari - New Holland Clockwork Orange liquor -  gin - sweet vermouth, blended & garnished with mint leaf and orange slice

Cappelletti Aperitivo, Dolin rouge, Lelle prosecco

Art of the Table
"Complete Negroni Package": Full bottles of Two James' Gin, Campari, & Dolin Sweet Vermouth, with glasses and a bar kit

Bar Divani
Valentine Liberator Gin, Vya Sweet Vermouth, a Campari Syrup Reduction, served with a Grapefruit Bitters Cube and Garnished with a Candied Campari Lollipop

Bistro Bella Vita
Barrel-aged Negroni with Knickerbocker Gin, Campari, and Sweet Vermouth

Bloom Ferments
Negroni Kombucha: Filtered Water, Fair-Trade Organic Sugar, Fair- Trade Organic Puerh-Blood Orange Tea (Puerh Tea, Hibiscus Flowers, Orange Peel, Orange Oil, Grapefruit, and Blood Orange), Organic Juniper Berries. ***available at the Downtown Market

Smoky Negroni: Mezcal, Punt y Mes, Campari

Grand Rapids Brewing Company
El Topo - Mezcal, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Blood Orange Bitters, Pineapple leaf garnish
The Duke - New Holland Barrel Aged Knickerbocker Gin, Fernet-Branca, Sweet Vermouth, St. Germaine infused ice cube
Sbagliato Sorbet - House made cherry & sweet vermouth sorbet, house made honey-campari syrup, Sparkling wine

Grove Negroni: Two James Gin, Campari, Crème de Violette, Housemade Grapefruit Bitters, muddled grapefruit

Harmony Brewing Company
Earl grey-infused Negroni

Feijoa-infused Greyling Modern Dry Gin, Campari, HopCat "Rainbow Universe" Fruit Ale

Love’s Ice Cream
Limited edition Negroni ice cream with notes of orange, juniper, and campari.

Blood Orange Negroni: Hendricks, Campari, Cinzano Sweet Vermouth, Blood Orange, Orange Peel

New Holland Brewing Company
Barrel-aged Negroni: Knickerbocker gin, house-made vermouth, amaro, lemon peel
Negroni Dessert Pairing: Evergreen Lane goat cheese tart, black pepper tuile, rhubarb compote

Osteria Rossa
Rabbit terrine with Negroni flavors, paired with a white Negroni

Pyramid Scheme
MI-Groni: gin/campari/sweet vermouth, but then an addition of MI cherry liquor and a slash of lemonade.

Classic Negroni with New Holland spirits, barrel-aged for 6 weeks

RiverHouse Ada
The Geneva Convention: Bacardi Superior, Campari, Dolin Blanc, Cointreau, Orange bitters

Classic Negroni: New Holland Knickerbocker Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, ice ball

Negroni Upside-Down Cake

San Chez
Chezgroni: Raspberry-infused gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Cava


SpeakEZ Negroni:  Hendricks Gin, Contratto Rossa, Campari, Flamed Orange
SEZ Bijou:  Boodles Gin, Noilly Pratt, Yellow Chartreuse, Campari
Negroni Royale:  Cynar, Noilly Pratt, Dewars White Label, Prosecco, Cracked Cinnamon Stick

Stella’s Lounge
Oola Bourbon Barrel Aged Gin, Sweet vermouth, Amaro Montenegro

Martin Miller Gin, sweet vermouth, Luxardo Bitter, orange bitters, flamed orange peel

The Apartment Lounge

The Chop House
Classic Negroni

The Green Well Gastro Pub
The Mario Batali: house-infused Hibiscus gin, house-made Campari, sweet vermouth, orange peel

The Winchester
Pop Negroni/Hipster Happy Meal
A riff on the classic Jungle Bird, our vibrantly-colored version of adult fountain pop combines Flor de Cana Extra Seco rum and Campari with lime and pineapple juices, and is served on draft and topped with soda. To complete its irreverent flair, it is also available as a Hipster Happy Meal with house-made chicken nuggets accompanied by sweet vermouth BBQ, grapefruit sweet and sour, and a herbal buttermilk dressing.