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Winter Spice Negroni
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5 from 4 votes

Winter Spice Negroni

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)
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Alcoholic Drink, Cocktail
Cuisine: Italian, Worldwide
Servings: 1 Drink


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

  • Roughly smash up the spices using either a pestle & mortar or the end of a rolling pin
  • Put the spices into a dry (un-oiled) frying pan and heat gently for 1-2 minutes to release their aromas
  • 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
  • After 5 days strain the gin through a muslin cloth to remove the spices.
  • Store the strained gin in a glass bottle for up to 3 months

Make the Winter Negroni

  • 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
  • Put a few ice cubes into your glass, add one of the charred orange wedges and top with a little more ice
  • Pour the gin, red vermouth and Campari over the ice. Stir briefly. Add the remaining orange segment & serve immediately