Negroni Week at No5

Negroni Week at No5

It may be the Queen’s Birthday on Monday but more importantly it’s the start of Negroni Week – a week-long celebration of this inexorable classic and No5 is here to help you celebrate. All week long we will have 5 very special Negroni twists on the menu with proceeds going to the Queenstown Lakes Family Centre. Our bartenders have been hard at work and have come up with the following twists; your hardest decision will be which one to try first:

Down the Rabbit Hole:

No5 Church Lane teams with Cardrona Distillery to pre-release their new gin, “The Source” in this riff on the classic featuring their 6-botanical macerated premium gin, “Rose Rabbit”, the distillery’s handcrafted orange liqueur, and of course Campari and vermouth. This bespoke creation is the perfect introduction to what is sure to be a front runner in New Zealand’s already impressive selection of premium gins.

  • The Source Cardrona Gin
  • Rose Rabbit Orange Liquor
  • Campari
  • Dolin Rouge Vermouth


My Less Bitter Little Sister:

Bold is good, but this less intimidating sibling of the classic brings some youthful innocence to a jaded world.

  • Rogue Society Gin
  • Cocchi Americano
  • Elderflower Liquor
  • Aperol


Ol’ Smokey:

With stupid-cold temperatures outside, sometimes the zesty bite of gin just doesn’t cut it. Bourbon always hits the spot and with orange and cinnamon in the mix, winter just doesn’t seem so bad.

  • Woodford Reserve Bourbon
  • Antica Formula
  • Campari
  • Orange Bitters
  • Cinnamon


Gin and Jasmine:

Take a magic carpet ride through a whole new world of fragrant aromatics.  Lemon, jasmine, rose, and New Zealand horopito on the nose elevate you to a new fantastic point of view.

  • Black Robin Gin
  • Aperol
  • Lemon Juice
  • Oleo Saccharum
  • Jasmine


Uva Hell Are You?:

The obnoxious one of the bunch, this Don takes the bitterness of the Italian classic and pumps it up with zesty grapefruit and Pacific Northwest hops.

  • Tanqueray 10
  • Campari
  • Punt e Mes
  • Hopped Grapefruit bitters