Sparkling Campari Orange is a festive and refreshing cocktail that is extremely easy to mix. It tastes delicious and looks gorgeous. Perfect for any party! Jump to Recipe
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I am not much of a drinker. I am short and small and a “cheap drunk”. More than two drinks and I start dancing on tables. My drink of choice is beer. I love red wine too, but beer is still my favourite. Cocktails and I aren’t friends. I actually love various cocktails, but since they often don’t taste very strong I tend to overindulge and then I start dancing on tables again.
A little bit over a year ago A. and I went to an all-inclusive resort in Cuba. As usual we enjoyed cold and refreshing beers most of the time. And as usual I tried a few cocktails. In all my travels to all inclusive resorts I keep trying various cocktails and I am always disappointed. I don’t like the cloying sweetness or the harsh liquor. However, that time reading through the menu I saw Campari-Orange listed. I vaguely remembered that Campari wasn’t sweet and since I like more bitter and sour flavours in my drinks I decided to try it. Oh, how I loved that drink – slightly bitter, sweet and cold, it was perfect in the humid Cuban heat. The next day I tried ordering it again and it wasn’t the same – too much campari, too strong for my taste. So, I asked the bartender to add a little bit of sparkling water to dilute the alcohol. It worked! And it also made the drink better. I kept ordering it throughout our stay. I got home and bought a bottle of Campari. I knew I’d be making it again and again! After I finally came home with the baby a few months ago, this Sparkling Campari Orange was the first drink I had since I got pregnant.
This Sparkling Campari Orange cocktail is extremely easy to mix. Fill a glass with ice, add an ounce of Campari, two ounces of orange juice, and an ounce of sparkling water. Watch all the colours mix and swirl and sparkle! The drink looks gorgeous and festive with reds and oranges mixed together. Its flavour is bright and refreshing and reminds me of grapefruit! A little bit bitter from Campari, sweet from orange juice and bubbly from the sparkling water. I use SodaStream to make sparkling water, it’s on my Holiday Gift Guide 2016 for Foodies as one of my most used appliances in the kitchen.
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Sparkling Campari Orange
Sparkling Campari Orange is a festive and refreshing cocktail that is extremely easy to mix. It tastes delicious and looks gorgeous. Perfect for a holiday party | Imagelicious
- 1 ounce Campari
- 2 ounces orange juice (no pulp)
- 1 ounce sparkling water
Fill a glass with ice.
Pour campari, pour orange juice, pour sparkling water on top.
Mix and enjoy.
To be honest, I don't usually measure the ingredients for this drink. The idea is that for one part of campari you add two parts of orange juice and one part (or more if you'd like) sparkling water. You can also add more campari if you like a stronger drink.