How to make a negroni

Actor Stanley Tucci shares his take on a classic cocktail.

This past year I began a relationship with a negroni and I am happy to say it’s going very well.

There are those who consider serving this ‘straight up’ (shaken with, but served without, ice in a cocktail glass) to be an act of spirituous heresy.

But they needn’t get so upset: I never planned on inviting them to my home anyway.

Negroni served in a crystal coupe glass with a twist of orange.Credit: Shutterstock / Cooper Reid

You will need (serves 1)

  • 50ml gin
  • 25ml Campari
  • 25ml sweet vermouth
  • ice
  • 1 slice orange, twisted

Method: Stanley Tucci’s negroni

  1. Pour the booze into a cocktail shaker filled with ice
  2. Shake well and strain into a coupe glass
  3. Garnish with a slice of orange
  4. Sit down, drink, feel the sun in your stomach

Adapted from Taste: My Life Through Good by Stanley Tucci (Penguin / Fig Tree, RRP £9.99) out now in paperback.


Written by Stanley Tucci