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8 Campari Cocktails You Will Love

Discover eight Campari cocktails that will transport your tastebuds to Italy without a plane ride.

Campari Negroni on the Costa Smeralda Cruise Ship

Campari is an Italian liqueur that’s both strong and bitter. Although its producer, also called Campari, closely guards its recipes, it’s fair to assume that the Campari recipe includes bitter herbs in addition to alcohol, water, aromatic plants and fruit. Shhh – Don’t tell anyone.

Negroni Sbagliato with Bottle of Campari
Crafting Campari cocktails is fun.

We’ve imbibed Campari drinks from the top of the boot in Alto Adige all the way down to the bottom in Puglia. Now we craft craft Campari cocktails at home.

These are our favorite Campari cocktail recipes:

8 of the Best Campari Cocktails

Campari FAQs

What does Campari taste like?

Campari tastes bitter with notes of citrus and spices. It’s not a liqueur that’s easy to sip on its own but it tastes great in cocktails.

Is Campari high in alcohol?

No. Despite its strong flavor profile, Campari’s 24% ABV is relatively mild.

Where was Campari invented?

Campari was invented in Novara, a city in Italy’s Piedmont region.

Is Campari popular in Italy.

Yes. Campari is considered to be the national drink of Italy.

Is Campari the same as Aperol?

No. Campari is red while Aprerol is orange. Both liqueurs are bitter but have different flavors.

What is the most popular Campari cocktail?

The Negroni is the most popular Campari cocktail in Italy and around the world.

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About the Authors

About the Authors

Daryl & Mindi Hirsch

Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on the 2foodtrippers website and YouTube. The married Food and Travel content creators live in Lisbon, Portugal.


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Original Publication Date: February 27, 2023