Discover eight Campari cocktails that will transport your tastebuds to Italy without a plane ride.
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.
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:
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8 Of The Best Campari Cocktails
Follow our classic Negroni recipe and learn how to make the sophisticated Italian sipper with just five ingredients including ice. Unique for its deep red color and acerbic flavor, a Campari Negroni packs a punch with equal parts of bitter Campari, dry gin and sweet vermouth.
You won't want to take a siesta when you sip a Siesta cocktail. This tequila cocktail is fun and sophisticated with a pink color and complex flavor. Plus, it's so easy to craft at home that you can drink a Siesta and then take one too.
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
Daryl & Mindi Hirsch
Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on their website 2foodtrippers. Since launching the site in 2012, they’ve traveled to over 40 countries in their quest to bring readers a unique taste of the world.
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