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Mulled Wine Negroni Cocktail Recipe

Mulled Wine Negroni Cocktail Recipe

The Mulled Wine Negroni cocktail is a warming, aromatic twist on the classic Negroni

The Mulled Wine Negroni Cocktail blends the traditional bitter and sweet elements with the cozy spices and flavors of mulled wine. This innovative cocktail is perfect for the colder months, combining the best of both worlds: the complexity of a Negroni and the comforting warmth of mulled wine.

History:

While the classic Negroni boasts a rich history dating back to early 20th-century Italy, the Mulled Wine Negroni is a modern variation designed to capture the essence of autumn and winter in a glass. It's a testament to the versatility of the Negroni, proving that this timeless cocktail can be adapted to suit any season or occasion.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 oz Mulled Wine Syrup (see below for preparation)
  • For the Mulled Wine Syrup:
    • 1 cup Red Wine
    • 1 Orange (sliced)
    • 1/4 cup Sugar
    • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
    • 4 Cloves
    • 2 Star Anise

Garnish:

  • Orange twist
  • Cinnamon stick

Glass Type:

  • Rocks glass

Alcohol Content:

The alcohol content in a Mulled Wine Negroni is slightly higher than a classic Negroni due to the addition of the mulled wine syrup. However, as the syrup is reduced, the actual alcohol content from the wine is minimized. The primary sources of alcohol are still the gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, making it a moderately strong cocktail.

Instructions:

Mulled Wine Syrup Preparation:

  1. Combine Ingredients: In a saucepan, combine the red wine, orange slices, sugar, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and star anise.
  2. Simmer: Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Reduce: Lower the heat and let the mixture simmer gently for 20-25 minutes, allowing it to reduce and thicken slightly.
  4. Strain: Remove from heat, let it cool, then strain into a clean jar, removing the solids. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Making the Mulled Wine Negroni:

  1. Chill the Glass: Fill a rocks glass with ice to chill while you prepare the cocktail.
  2. Mix Ingredients: In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine the gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, and mulled wine syrup.
  3. Stir: Stir the mixture for about 30 seconds to chill and dilute slightly.
  4. Strain: Strain the cocktail into the prepared rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
  5. Garnish: Express the oil from an orange twist over the drink, then garnish with the twist and a cinnamon stick.

The Mulled Wine Negroni cocktail is a celebration of seasonal flavors, offering a unique and festive take on the classic Negroni. With its blend of spices, citrus, and the herbal bitterness of Campari, this cocktail is sure to be a hit during the fall and winter months, perfect for holiday gatherings or a cozy night in.

 

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How many calories are there in a Negroni cocktail?

The calorie content of a Negroni cocktail can vary slightly based on the specific brands of ingredients used and the proportions of each ingredient. However, a classic Negroni cocktail, made with equal parts of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth (typically 1 ounce or about 30 ml of each), contains approximately:

  • Gin: 1 oz has about 64 calories
  • Campari: 1 oz has about 80 calories
  • Sweet Vermouth: 1 oz has about 45 calories

Adding these up, a classic Negroni cocktail would have approximately 189 calories. Keep in mind that variations in the recipe or serving size, as well as the use of additional ingredients like syrups or juices, could increase or decrease the total calorie count.

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