Cover Photo Courtesy of Motor Supply.
Shaken or stirred, on the rocks or straight up—it's no secret that we love a good craft cocktail in Columbia SC. And when sipping on a happy hour treat supports a good cause, it only makes ordering up a cocktail or three a little bit sweeter.
Each June, cities across the world celebrate Negroni Week. Top bars and restaurants mix + serve classic Negronis and Negroni variations for patrons. The best part? A percentage of Negroni sales goes to a charity of the restaurant's choosing. Drinking for a cause? Talk about #winning.
Motor Supply, one of the pioneers of Columbia's farm-to-table dining scene, celebrates Negroni Week every year. And this year, head barman + arguable cocktail genius Josh Streetman has created three Negronis for sippin' (and for taking pictures of, of course). A dollar from each Negroni sold at Motor Supply during Negroni Week (June 4-10) will support Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands. Read up on each one, take your pick and meet us at the bar. P.s. choosing all three is valid because same.
Ingredients: Sipsmith gin, Campari, Cinzano Rosso, charred orange
Strawberry in Silver
Ingredients: Plymouth gin, Suze infused with local strawberries, Dolin Blanc, orange peel
Sour Mash "Kool-Aid"
Ingredients: Dickel 12-year whiskey, Campari, Aperol, lemon peel
Other Negroni Hotspots in #RealColumbiaSC:
The Negroni was invented in Florence, Italy, so it's safe to say the Negroni Week specials served at this cozy Italian eatery will be next-level.
Bourbon's head bartender Kat Hunter is nationally acclaimed at her craft. So, enough said. Pro tip: order the lamb burger. Just trust us.
Za's on Devine
Josh Streetman from Motor Supply also handcrafted a Negroni for Za's - an upscale-casual restaurant at the peak of the Devine Street District.
Famous for brick-oven cooking + crazy-good cocktails, Tazza Kitchen in the Forest Acres District is sure to serve up an impressive Negroni.
So get your Negroni on from June 4-10, and savor every sip! Use #RealColumbiaSC in your photos to be featured on our website and socials.