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Stanley Tucci offers unsolicited advice on making the perfect Negroni

Stanley Tucci is here to save you from Martini-brand vermouth, and if you learn how to make a Negroni along the way, well, so be it.

In an IGTV tutorial posted Monday, Tucci talked his way through preparing his wife, Felicity Blunt, the classic Italian cocktail, offering a few controversial suggestions along the way: shake, don't stir; serve up; and "if you don't like gin, you can use vodka." His recipe otherwise calls for a double shot of gin, a shot of sweet Vermouth (but not Martini, for the love of god), and a shot of Campari. Garnish with a pre-sliced orange and voila, you have yourself a "ubiquitous Milanese cocktail."

Watch — and trust me, you'll want to — here.