For the unaware, the classic Negroni cocktail blends equal parts gin, Campari, and red vermouth, and is usually served with an orange peel garnish. For true cocktail connoisseurs, a Negroni with its playful sweet and slightly bitter flavor notes is the most perfect cocktail that packs a heady punch! Seeing that we are now smack dab in the middle of the ongoing Negroni week, it only seems fair that we give you all the deets on the finest Negroni serving bars & restaurants in Pune that are sure to convert even a cocktail amateur into a seasoned Negroni evangelist.
Stunning Pune city views and delicious cocktails are the hallmarks of this high-energy restaurant and lounge. International cuisine accented by great music and a relaxing rooftop atmosphere is part of all the jazz you get at this stellar place in Pune. A dream come true for cocktail connoisseurs, Evviva is one of our top picks for the most idyllic sites in Pune to kick off Negroni week festivities.
Other must-haves: Velvet Elixir Cocktail, Evviva Blu Cocktail, Golden Fried Prawns, Galafi Seekh Kebab, Potato Bravas, Fried Calamari, Bharawan Khumb, and Tiramisu.
Cost for two: ₹ 2500
A fabulous dining destination where you can savor exclusive Italian curations, sip on unique artisanal cocktails and select from a collection of wines and spirits from the cellar. A perfect venue to have a sundowner soiree with your best friends, Aldila is a rooftop revelation that offers the best of everything. Taking progressive gastronomic to new heights, Aldila's cocktails are nothing short of magic. A treat to your eyes & tastebuds, their house special Negroni comes coated with a flurry of flavorful fumes and is best enjoyed when paired with their Moroccan Lamb Kefta.
Other must-haves: Thai Martini, Calmasutra Cocktail, Red Wine Poached Pears, Classic Pepperoni, Lamb Meatball Linguini, Chicken Parmigiana and Tiramisu
Cost for two: ₹ 5200
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Vibe Bar & Grill features an interactive live kitchen serving perfectly grilled seafood and meats, as well as flavorful vegetarian cuisine. Relax in a private cabana with casual seating while you enjoy views of the restaurant's plush greenery while sipping on any of their ace craft cocktails. Their Jarib Negroni featuring the perfect blend of Beefeater, Campari, Cointreau, grapefruit & bitters is an artisanal delight that you really can't do without trying this World Negroni Week.
Other must-haves: Caramel Sea Sour Cocktail, Mai Tai, Lobster Bisque Presse, Barbeque Chicken Pizza, Laal Maas, Malabari Tandoori Prawns and Gelato Ice creams.
Cost for two: ₹ 2000
If you are a Sushi enthusiast then there's no better place for you in Pune than this fabulous restaurant that is prominent for its extensive variety that includes over 20 different choices, some of which are classics while some of them are quite experimental. Just like their food curation their cocktail lineup is also innovative and somewhat experimental. Our favorite- the Chairman Mao’s Negroni at Shizusan is a delicious little concoction featuring Campari, Bhavnagiri and black pepper gin, vermouth, homemade grapefruit bitters, and caramelized cinnamon.
Must-haves: Sushi Platter, Lychee & Date Wontons, Thai Green Curry, Oink Oink Rice, and 5-Spiced Crème Brulée.
Cost for two: ₹ 2000
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Enliven your senses with authentic Italian dining at Sorriso. Stop by for lunch or dinner and tuck into artisanal cheeses, handcrafted mains, signature desserts, stellar beverages, and a lineup of bespoke cocktails. Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the very first 'World Negroni Week', Sorriso is offering a classic experience as this iconic cocktail takes over the bar this week! Savor complex yet lip-smacking flavors of this concoction all day and all week long, starting from September 12.
Must-haves: Sorriso Salad, Ravioli al Brazino, Bufalina Pizza, Spaghetti Alle Vongole, and Tiramisu
Cost for two: ₹ 2200
Sitting quiet and pretty in the by-lanes of Koregaon Park, Malaka Spice is an inspired Southeast cuisine restaurant that curates ace Asian preparations with a creative twist. Just like their food, their Cocktail menu, #CherishYourCocktails combines experimental flavors into classics, creating drinks that are authentic yet innovative! Indeed a wonderful destination to head to make the most of this Negroni Week.
Must-haves: Holy Gimlet Cocktail, Old Fashioned Cocktail, Uramaki Cream Cheese Roll, Grilled Fish in Banana Leaves, Mandarian Duck, Bell Pepper Tofu, Malaka Thai Green Curry, and Coconut Ice Cream.
Cost for two: ₹ 1600
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