Say cheers to the holiday season with this classic Negroni! Jamie Oliver has shown our lovely readers at HELLO! how you can create his favourite Christmas tipple. "This is a really good, delicious, elegant cocktail. And for me, the cocktail of the moment is a Negroni. It's an absolute classic, using three different boozes," he explains. On why he's picked this as his cocktail for the festive season, the celebrity chef added: "It's delicious. Loads of flavour. There's an amount of alcohol in there so it's going to kick the party off nicely, and just being realistic about that it's a nice sharpener, it gets you going. If people come to an event and they're a bit nervous or a bit miserable, a bit boring - little sip, sip! Delicious."
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What you need:
Vermouth Rosso 20ml
5 whole peppercorns or 1 cinnamon stick
1. Simply mix the gin, vermouth and Campari (all in equal quantities) with the peppercorns.
2. Optional: You can leave the concoction overnight to let the flavours infuse, leaving you with a light, sweet taste to your cocktail.
3. Stir into a glass of ice and add a nice slice of orange to garnish – you can also add a cinnamon stick or a bay leaf
4. To finish, take a little bit of Clementine zest - twist it. Get all those natural oils out. You can rub it around the edge of the glass because that's the first impression, the smell…
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