Stanley Tucci a viral sensation after hosting a Negroni masterclass at home

Stanley Tucci has given his Instagram fans a tutorial on how to make the popular Italian cocktail (Getty Images)

He grew up in an Italian-American family - so it makes sense that Stanley Tucci knows a thing or two about how to whip up the perfect Negroni.

The actor, 59, gave his 106,000 followers on Instagram a masterclass in how to make the popular Italian cocktail.

In a live tutorial, the father-of-five gave fans a step-by-step guide from his kitchen.

The clip began with him agreeing to make a drink for wife Felicity - the sister of actress Emily Blunt.

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Speaking to the camera as he made the beverage, Stanley said: “We’re going to have a Negroni up. Mostly people have Negronis on the rocks. But I think actually they’re quite nice up.

“So, a fair amount of ice in a shaker, and use you hands because it’s the most hygienic way.

“Then what you want is a double shot of gin. If you don’t like gin you could use vodka, and maybe just lace it with gin on the top just to give it that little bit of flavour if you like.”

Warning viewers against using Martini, the actor continued: “A shot of sweet vermouth. Good sweet vermouth.”

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The actor then revealed: “A single shot of Campari made in Milan. It is the ubiquitous Milanese cocktail. Shake it up.”

To finish, he explained: “I put it in a coupe. You can put it in a martini glass, or whatever you want.”

After pouring out the drink, he added: “Now, you want to garnish it with a slice of orange. Pre-sliced orange.”

The Devil Wears Prada star squeezed a little of the orange slice into the drink before adding it whole to the mixture.

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Taking a sip, Stanley concluded: “That’s very good.”

He captioned the video: “Drink up!”

The social media masterclass went down well with his followers who left more than 72,000 ‘likes’.

One person wrote: “My favourite.”

The actor began trending on Tuesday morning on Twitter, too, with many fans exclaiming their delight at Tucci’s tutorial.

Even fellow celebrities were impressed with Captain America star Chris Evans calling the actor ‘an absolute gem’.

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Another commented: “You’re so smooth.”

A third shared: “So good!!”

And a fourth added: “Thanks for the lesson.”

Stanley isn’t the only big name to reveal his secrets. IKEA has just made public its famous meatball recipe so fans can make them at home.

“We know that some people might be missing our meatballs, which is why we've released an at-home alternative which, using easily accessible ingredients, will help those looking for some inspiration in the kitchen,” says Lorena Lourido, Country Food Manager at IKEA.

“Staying at home can be hard, but we want to help make everyone's lives that little bit easier and more enjoyable. Bon appétit or, smaklig måltid, as we say in Sweden!”