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Winter Spice Negroni
Winter Spice Negroni
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Winter Spice Negroni is a stunning seasonal twist on the classic Negroni, featuring festive spices & charred orange. It's not to be missed. 

 Inspired by the specials board at Polpo (www.polpo.co.uk)

Course: Alcoholic Drink, Cocktail
Cuisine: Italian, Worldwide
Keyword: campari, campari cocktail, negroni, negroni cocktail, winter cocktail
Servings: 1 Drink
Author: Jane Saunders
Spiced Gin
  • 500 ml Gin
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 2 Cloves nutmeg
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (each approx 7.5cm/ 3 inches in length)
  • 15 cloves
Winter Spiced Negroni
  • 30 ml/ 1 fl oz gin
  • 60 ml/ 2 fl oz red vermouth
  • 60 ml/ 2 fl oz campari
  • 2 chunky segments of orange
  • Sunflower oil (or other tasteles oil)
Make the Spice Gin
  1. Roughly smash up the spices using either a pestle & mortar or the end of a rolling pin
  2. Put the spices into a dry (un-oiled) frying pan and heat gently for 1-2 minutes to release their aromas
  3. Tip the spices into a large screwcap jar, pour over the gin and seal. Store for 5 days giving the jar a gentle shake every day or so
  4. After 5 days strain the gin through a muslin cloth to remove the spices.
  5. Store the strained gin in a glass bottle for up to 3 months
Make the Winter Negroni
  1. Put an un-oiled frying pan over a high heat while you brush the orange segments lightly with the oil. Place both segments flesh side down in the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes until beginning to char. Flip over and cook the other side in the same way. Remove from the pan to cool
  2. Put a few ice cubes into your glass, add one of the charred orange wedges and top with a little more ice
  3. Pour the gin, red vermouth and Campari over the ice. Stir briefly. Add the remaining orange segment & serve immediately