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Classic negroni with a spicy twist

A classic negroni with spices has become our new Christmas drink. You need a really good reason to mess with a classic negroni recipe and as far as we’re concerned there are few better reasons than Christmas.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 1
Calories: 254kcal
Author: Lara Dunston


  • 1 piece star anise
  • 1 piece cinnamon stick
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 100 g palm sugar
  • 100 ml water
  • 30 ml Gin
  • 30 ml Sweet Vermouth
  • 30 ml Campari


  • First we need to make the spicy sugar syrup. Combine the star anise, cinnamon stick, orange zest, palm sugar, and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir the spicy mixture until the sugar has dissolved and reduce over low heat to half the original volume. Take off heat and allow to cool.
  • Add Campari, gin, and vermouth to an ice-filled tumbler and stir. Add a tablespoon of the spicy sugar syrup and continue stirring.
  • Place a spherical ice cube in an old-fashioned glass and quickly strain the negroni from the tumbler into the glass.
  • Add a twist of orange and a cinnamon stick to garnish.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.5g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 12g