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Campari Cocktail Recipe

Mar 24, 2018 | Post By Danny Mahoney
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There are all sorts of drinks that can be made with Campari, but often times, a classic Campari cocktail is the move to make. It should surprise no one that this is often served before meals, as Campari is known for being a satisfying aperitif.

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It should be noted that this more of a straightforward Campari drink, rather than utilizing other fruity flavors to balance it out. As a result, it might be a better choice for someone who has developed an acquired taste for Campari, rather than someone who wants to start their meal off with a flavorful drink, for example.


  • 1 ounce of Campari
  • ¾ ounce of vodka
  • 1 dash of angostura bitters


  1. Pour the Campari and vodka in a cocktail shaker, over ice.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass.


  • Cocktail shaker
  • Cocktail glass

It should be noted that the biggest variable in this particular cocktail is the vodka. The beauty of choosing a particular vodka is that you can choose the specific quality and flavor, as there are so many different vodkas for you to customize the cocktail. The cocktail overall has a bitter taste, so this is certainly not the kind of drink for your typical party, or a lazy summer afternoon. There are no fruits involved, and instead there is bitters involved. However, there are people who truly develop a taste for Campari, or only drink this particular cocktail before meals. There are dozens of cocktails to be made with Campari, and while this certainly isn’t the most festive, it is a classic and sophisticated option for the discerning drinker. The typical garnish is a lemon twist, although it is not completely necessary. This is a great option for a quick cocktail to whip up for guests that know their liquors, rather than the kind of Campari cocktail that you would offer at a barbecue or a get-together. Enjoy a Campari cocktail before your meal today!



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Danny is a Melburnian liquor enthusiast and ex bartender turned web developer. Although an avid whiskey drinker he likes to practice the arts of cocktail making and mixing drinks. Danny believes there are always new concoctions just waiting to be explored and enjoyed.


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