Try this easy twist on the classic Negroni for a deliciously sweet cocktail that's perfect for autumn

Cherries might usually be associated with summer - we love a refreshing cherry gin and tonic to keep us cool in the hot weather - but there’s something about this sweet, rich, dark ruby-red Cherry Negroni that makes us feel a lot more, well, wintery!

Whether you want to curl up with a tumbler in front of the fire or throw off your soaking socks and try to inject a little glamour into your evening, it’s just the strong, warming tipple we need to get us through those dark, rainy days of autumn.

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Cherry Negroni

25ml cherry brandy
25ml gin
25ml sweet vermouth
25ml campari

Fill your glass with ice. Add all your ingredients, then use a long-handled spoon to stir gently for about a minute. Garnish with a twist of orange and serve. Source: Wayne Collins

You could also replace the cherry brandy with cherry juice, if you prefer your drink a little less sweet (and strong).

Another alternative is to use 45ml gin and replace the cherry brandy with 15ml of cherry liqueur, such as Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur. Experiment and see which balance of flavours you enjoy most!

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