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Festive negroni

Give the popular Italian cocktail Negroni a Christmassy twist with cinnamon, star anise and bay leaves. Serve over ice and drink a toast to the new year
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course christmas drinks
Cuisine christmas, drinks, drinks and cocktails
Servings 8
Calories 173 kcal


  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 cardamom pods crushed
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 200 ml gin
  • ice
  • 100-200 ml vermouth
  • 100-200 ml Campari
  • orange slices and fresh bay leaves to serve


  • STEP 1
  • Put the cinnamon, cloves, star anise, cardamom and peppercorns in a dry frying pan, and toast for 5 mins, or until the spices are just fragrant. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  • STEP 2
  • Tip all the toasted spices into a medium jar and pour over the gin. Seal and chill for 48 hrs to infuse.
  • STEP 3
  • Strain the infused gin through a fine mesh sieve, and fill four to eight glasses with ice. To mix the cocktail, tip 25ml each infused gin, vermouth and Campari into the glasses, then garnish with orange slices and bay. Any leftover infused gin will keep, sealed in a cool, dry place for up to two months.


This recipe is sponsored by Mediterranean Supermarket 
Keyword christmas, christmas beverage, christmas drinks, cocktails, drinks