Cocktail recipes with Campari

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Cocktail recipes with campari

Cocktail recipes with Campari

Before we look at some of cocktail recipes with Campari, we first look into the ingredient itself.  

Campari is often used in cocktails giving them a reddish tint and a more bitter taste. Campari is an Italian liqueur which is invented by Gaspare Campari who was experimenting with making new beverages. The Campari recipe has been kept secret all that time and was passed over to only few over the years.

It is made from the infusion of herbs and fruit in water and alcohol. Campari has a dark red color and a bitter taste. It has an alcohol by volume from 20,5% to 28%. Although the recipe is kept a secret, Wikipedia says it that it contains chinotto and cascarilla.

Chinotto is the Italian name for fruits that resemble small oranges which are sour and bitter. Cascarilla is a plant from to the Caribbean area of which the tincture of the bark is used to flavor the Campari.

For the rest there is not much known about the other ingredients of Campari and we won’t bother either… but who cares… because we are interested in the best cocktail recipes with Campari.

Negroni

A combination of Campari, sweet vermouth and gin.

Garnished with an orange wedge. Click here for this famous cocktail recipe with campari.

Americano

Replace the gin with some soda.

Campari, sweet vermouth and soda. You can find this Campari recipe here.

Dry Negroni

The dry version. Recplace the sweet vermouth with dry vermouth.

Campari, gin and dry vermouth. This Campari recipe can be found here.

A goodnicht kiss

Something more classy…

Champagne, Campari, Angostura bitters, sugar. Click here for this nice Campari recipe.

Other proper ways of serving Campari is with soda water, citrus juice or even wine. Some other combination I would recommend are Campari gin (2 parts Campari and 1 part gin), Campari orange (3 parts orange juice and 1 part Campari) and Campari tonic (1 part Campari and 2 parts tonic).

There are of course much more fancy, classy and cool cocktail recipes with Campari. Some of them can be found here. If you have some other suggestion, just get in contact with us. You can can upload your best cocktail recipes with Campari via our cocktail uploader. We'll then publish your Campari recipe.

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