Warm Winter Negroni
Adding oranges to this drink brings a rich fruitiness for a warm taste sensation
195g caster sugar
1 orange, cut into 5mm slices, plus juice of 2 oranges
1 tbs juniper berries (optional)
Ice cubes, to serve
1 cup (250ml) gin
1 cup (250ml) red vermouth
1 cup (250ml) Campari
Place 1/2 cup (110g) sugar in a shallow bowl. Dip both sides of orange slices in sugar. Grease a large non-stick frypan and place over medium heat. Add orange slices and cook, turning once, for 2-3 minutes each side or until dark and caramelised. Transfer to a tray lined with baking paper and cool completely.
Place juniper, orange juice and remaining 85g caster sugar in a small saucepan over medium-low heat and stir to dissolve sugar. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes or until thickened.
Fill serving glasses with ice cubes. Combine gin, vermouth and Campari in a large jug. Divide among glasses, top with warm syrup and caramelised orange, and serve immediately.