Mulled Wine with Negroni

extended opneing hours at the distillery this saturday


Handmade Markets have been postponed but we are open this Saturday.


Come in out of the cold for a warm Mulled Wine with Negroni. Yum!

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 10am - 4pm

70 Dacre St, Mitchell, ACT.


negroni, anyone?

Tim doesn’t hesitate to say that he makes Negroni because it’s what he likes to drink. You can whip up a basic version at home, but here at the Distillery we take the process a lot more seriously. 


The base gin is made from a Canberra region red wine. Then, where your recipe might have only a few ingredients, we bring together three vermouths and three different amaros, along with our own Dry Gin, for a much more complex flavour. It’s a well-tested combination of imported and local ingredients that’s the secret to its rich flavour.


The Negroni mixture is then aged in heavily charred oak barrels to allow the flavours to develop but, it’s a fine line between ageing to build flavour and leaving it so long that the vermouth begins to oxidise. 

Our expertise allows us to stay on the right side of that divide, bringing you a well-rounded taste where the mixture of spices and botanicals has been softened by the oak.


Being the Negroni-lover around here, Tim says all it needs is ice and a dash of mineral water. “The bubbles create an extra layer in there.” Throw in a slice of graperfruit or, if you’re feeling fancy, a charred cinnamon stick to echo the warm notes of the drink. Or perhaps put it in your mulled wine... [See below]

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mulled wine with negroni

Being accustomed to the cold, Canberrans have their ways of keeping warm. The time-honoured tradition of mulled wine gets an additional injection of spicy heat when it's laced with a little splash of Negroni, right before serving. Any earlier and you risk losing it to the heat of the pot. Add it right at the end to keep those intense citrus notes alive.

ingredients (for x6)

  • 1 bottle red wine, something fruity like a merlot works well
  • 90ml The Canberra Distillery Negroni
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 oranges, one sliced the other juiced
  • 3 cinnamon quills
  • 4 cardamom pods, bruised
  • 1 teaspoon pink peppercorns


  1. Heat a large, heavy based saucepan on low. Add the cardamom and peppercorns, heating until aromatic.
  2. Add the brown sugar and allow to melt, slowly.
  3. Pour in the wine, orange juice and half the slices, reserving some for garnish. Warm through but do not allow to boil or even simmer. This process is about warming through the ingredients and allowing them all to infuse the wine base.
  4. Decant into glasses, adding a slice of orange and 15ml of Negroni immediately before serving.

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