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    Smoked Spice Infused Negroni

    Fire up the grill and brave the cold for this winter take on the classic Negroni. Smoky oranges paired with spice-infused gin will have all your guests in the holiday spirit.

     

    Makes: 4 servings    

     

    INGREDIENTS

    • 6 oz. bitter liqueur
    • 6 oz. sweet vermouth
    • 1 cup gin
    • 2 oranges
    • 3 tbsp. caster sugar
    • 2 cloves
    • 1 star anise
    • 1 cinnamon stick

     

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Begin by infusing gin for cocktails. In a pot, add zest of 1 orange, caster sugar, cloves, star anise and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, then let simmer for 10 minutes or until liquid becomes syrupy. Once syrup is cool, place in a bottle and mix in gin. Shake well and store away for about a week to infuse. Strain liquid before using.
    2. When ready to mix your cocktails, turn grill onto medium-high heat and prepare for smoking. See our helpful video for gas grill smoking tips HERE
    3. Peel 1 orange into long strips, then place on grill to smoke for about 10 minutes or until ends are charred.
    4. To serve, fill rocks glass with ice, and add in 1 ½ oz. bitter liqueur, sweet vermouth and infused gin to a shaker. Shake to mix well and pour into glass. Garnish with smoked orange peel and enjoy!