Want to make this at home to impress your Christmas guests? Or simply whet your whistle with a festive tipple or two? This cocktail may require a little bit of time and advance preparation, but the results are glorious.
Don't forget - you can always cheat and buy our ready-to-drink premixed cocktail here in case you're feeling impatient! Available in both 100ml and 500ml glass bottles, and our cheaper 500ml refill pouches too.
Please note - traditionally, the ratio of a Negroni is 1:1:1 parts gin, vermouth and bitters. However, Campari bitters can be rather dominating and overpowering in a cocktail; so much so, you're just tasting Campari! We like to tone it down a little, slightly increasing the ratio of Hidden Curiosities gin. It's all down to personal taste of course, so if you're a gin geek or cocktail connoisseur like us, why not experiment with different ratios to find your perfect serve?
The recipe is as so -
Santa Cloves: The Negroni
Ingredients (Makes 4x75ml Cocktails)
• 4 Whole Cloves
• Half Cinnamon Stick*
• 1cm cube of Fresh Ginger*
• 2 Green Cardamom Pods*
• Yuzu peel (or candied yuzu peel)
*Sourcing these ingredients can be a little awkward unless you have them already, so we recommend Yogi Classic Chai tea bags as a quick substitute for the infusion.
• Star Anise
1.) Infuse the Hidden Curiosities gin with the listed spices and yuzu peel for 24-48 hours (the longer you leave it, the deeper and more pronounced the flavour).
2.) Drain or sieve the gin into a mixing glass so the liquid is clear of any bits. The gin should have taken on a darker colour thanks to the spices, and should smell wonderful thanks to the spices.
3.) Mix the Campari and vermouth with the gin in the mixing glass, then pour 75ml into each glass over ice.
4.) Garnish with star anise and a slice of orange, and enjoy!
Alternatively, leave the hard work to us and shop our Curious Cocktail range below