Cocktail Party

Mulled Wine Negroni

December  6, 2021
3 Ratings
Photo by Rocky Luten. Prop Stylist: Molly Fitzsimons. Food Stylist: Yossy Arefi.
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • makes 1 cocktail
Test Kitchen Notes

The classic Negroni cocktail gets a warmly spiced winter twist with the addition of a simple mulling spice-infused sweet vermouth, a type of fortified wine. Those toasty flavors complement the floral, fruit-forward notes of NOLET’S Silver Gin—our gin of choice for this cocktail—and are balanced by the bitter orange Campari.

This recipe is shared in partnership with NOLET’S Gin. —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • For the cocktail:
  • 1 1/2 ounces NOLET’S Silver Gin
  • 1 ounce mulling spice-infused sweet vermouth
  • 3/4 ounce Campari
  • Orange peel, for garnish
  • Cinnamon stick, for garnish
  • For the mulling spice-infused sweet vermouth:
  • 20 grams cinnamon stick, smashed
  • 8 grams (or approximately 2) whole nutmeg, smashed
  • 8 grams whole clove
  • 1 gram (approximately 1) whole star anise, smashed
  • 375 grams sweet vermouth
  1. For the cocktail:
  2. Stir the ingredients (minus the garnishes) in a mixing glass and pour over a large rock.
  3. Squeeze the orange peel toward the glass to express the oils, then pierce with a torched cinnamon stick. Serve with the garnish in the glass or on top of the rim.
  1. For the mulling spice-infused sweet vermouth:
  2. Toast all the spices on a parchment-lined sheet pan at 325°F for 10 minutes.
  3. Combine the still-hot spices with the vermouth in a heat-safe container.
  4. Steep for 90 minutes, then strain. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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  • Emily Gambino
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2 Reviews

mlcmd February 20, 2022
Brilliant combination of spices and a distinct change in the drink profile. The Negroni invites experimentation but this is a 1:1:1 cocktail and my suggestion is to respect that ratio. !.5 ounces of gin makes the drink too boozy and unbalanced. There is enough sweetness in the "mulled" vermouth to carry the bitterness of the Campari. The aromatics of the orange peel alone are enough as garnish and the cinnamon stick is gimmicky and overkill in MHO
Emily G. January 9, 2022
I was super excited to try this but disappointed. Did not taste the mulling spices. Two stars since it was a lovely negroni.