Christmas Spiced Clementine Negroni

The Negroni is my favourite cocktail. Bitter, strong, pungent and aromatic - it is an assault on the senses that is very much an acquired taste.

So when I was asked by Waitrose if I would like to come up with a winter cocktail using Hendrick's Gin, it was the first thing that came to mind.

Of course, 'tis the festive season and this isn't just any old Negroni I'll be making - This is my Christmas Spiced Clementine Negroni, something that I first made last year and which I'm sure will be a staple for years to come. I love it.

Personally I like to make a batch big enough for four people. That's a lie. I like to make a batch big enough for two people to have two, or one person to have four. It's Christmas, let your hair down.

Ingredients (makes four short, strong cocktails)

  • 100ml Campari
  • 100ml Martini Rosso (sweet vermouth)
  • 100ml Good quality gin (I used Hendrick's)
  • 4 cloves (plus more for garnish if wished)
  • Stick of cinnamon
  • Clementine

Start by very gently warming the vermouth and Campari in a pan with the spices and juice of one clementine (don't throw it away as we need the peel) for around 5 minutes - do not let this simmer, it should just warm on a medium-low heat or you will burn off all the alcohol. Remove to one side and allow to cool completely (around half an hour).

Next add a couple of handfuls of ice to a large jug and pour in the cooled mulled mixture, followed by the gin. Stir well for a minute or so, until well combined and the ice has broken down just a little bit.

Set out four old fashioned tumblers and half fill with ice (or use an ice ball as I like to), before pouring in the cocktail mix through a fine strainer, holding back the ice.

NB - The main thing is to stop the spices ending up in the glass, so no problem if you don't have a strainer - just hold the ice back extra carefully with your hand or a slotted spoon.

Finally slice four pieces of peel from the clementine, trying to get as little of the white pith as possible, and rub around each glass' rim before adding a cut and garnishing the side of the glass. Add a couple of cloves to the peel if you're feeling fancy.


This is really, really worth making. A fantastically spicy, Christmassy, classy cocktail that is bitter and aromatic yet has a beautiful background sweetness most Negroni's don't, thanks to the clementine juice. It tastes decadent and smooth, but the Campari keeps the sweetness in check.




  1. Any students can get help with physics from online and then he/she will take

    better idea from her class. Then he/she does not need to depend copy writing.

  2. There are four things that Italy has awarded us with; Venice, Pizza, Pasta, and Negroni. I mean oof! We owe credit to Italians for these. Like, I wish y’all could look at me right now. I am legit in my bed, planning my trip to Venice while eating a pizza and searching for someone to write my dissertation at cheap.

  3. The holidays are right around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about the best ugly Christmas sweaters you’ll ever make. Whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced crafter, ugly Christmas sweaters are a great craft project to have on hand this season. So you can check and know about clipart and charisma. Master bundles is a great photography website that lets you edit your images on the go. These sweaters are simple to make, but they can also be very special. Your sugar crystals and glitter will transform this sweater into something really special. Each of these sweaters is made from just three materials: yarn, glitter, and sugar crystals.

  4. Thesis Writing Help is an academic writing service for students and here we have also listed 5 Things to Focus on while Writing a CV so that these students may have a strong CV to enter professional career.

  5. The holiday has officially started and I have plan to watch the holiday netflix, so yes the Negroni and chips will work as the good snacks to have at the movie night, thanks for the idea.

  6. Before we dive into the negroni recipe, I want to share with you some background information on Clementine. They're my favorite citrus fruit and I love them in smoothies and in cocktails. Need to check this auckland concrete driveways and get more new things for construction. I tried several cocktail recipes over the last few months including a few Negronis (check out my strawberry-Negroni) - but was disappointed when I tried them.

  7. Hair transplant Turkey is the most effective and safest way to achieve permanent hair loss relief. hair transplant turkey cost focus at Euroclinic is giving people their confidence back and helping them get back to their normal daily life.

  8. Indulge in the festive spirit with a Christmas Spiced Clementine Negroni, a tantalizing blend of flavors that mirrors the excitement of trading on tiger exchange—each sip a unique journey of discovery and delight, igniting the senses just like the dynamic world of finance!"

  9. Finding the perfect Mac video player can significantly enhance your multimedia experience. With a plethora of options available, selecting the right one can be daunting. A superior Mac video player should offer seamless playback of various formats, robust customization options, and intuitive user interface. Whether you're streaming online content or enjoying your local library, the ideal mac video player should effortlessly handle all your media needs. So, explore the diverse features and functionalities to find the mac video player that suits your preferences and elevates your viewing pleasure.