How to Make a Negroni, According to Stanley Tucci

Follow along as he takes us step by step through his version of the classic cocktail.

Our favorite celebrities have created some truly unforgettable cocktail-making moments on the internet. Not long after Ina Garten made her comically enormous Cosmo for a charming Instagram cocktail demo, another beloved figure got social media buzzing. When actor Stanley Tucci shared an IGTV video filmed by his wife, Felicity Blunt, in which he makes a Negroni while soothing music plays in the background, it became an instant sensation.

One distinguishing part of Stanley Tucci's Negroni recipe is the style of the serve. "Mostly, people have Negronis on the rocks, but I think, actually, they're quite nice up," he says.

Another is to shake, not stir, the Negroni. Tucci starts by adding a "fair amount" of ice to a shaker. Next up is a double shot of gin. Tucci says you can use vodka instead and lace a little gin on top of the drink to give it just a bit of flavor. Then, Tucci adds a shot of sweet vermouth and suggests picking up a good brand if you can find one. Add a single shot of Campari, and you're ready to shake.

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While Tucci likes to pour his drink into a coupe glass without ice, he explains that you can just as easily serve it on ice using the same proportions. The final touch is an orange slice. Tucci squeezes a bit of the juice into the drink and then places the orange directly in the glass. Finally, he takes an appreciative sip and passes it to Blunt.

The video has gotten a lot of love, including from Chris Evans — Tucci was Dr. Abraham Erskine in Captain America: The First Avenger, and Evans played Captain America.

"I. Love. Stanley. Tucci. On some (most) days after we finished filming on the first Captain America movie, Stanley would make us martinis in his trailer," he tweeted. "He's an absolute gem. However cool, fun, witty, and charming you think he is, double it and you're halfway there."

Tucci and Garten weren't the only ones posting cooking demos to social media as people socially distanced during the coronavirus pandemic. Many chefs and food industry professionals shared fun videos, including Massimo Bottura, Michael Symon, and Rachael Ray — check them out in our roundup.

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