I’ve been on a bit of a Campari kick lately. There’s just something about its refreshing bitterness that keeps me coming back for more! Especially because the heat and humidity of summer haven’t quite gotten the memo that Autumn has arrived…
While the Tequila-Campari cocktail that I shared last week has been in regular rotation at my house, I’ve also been experimenting with this iconic Italian liqueur to see what other tasty combinations I can come up with. And I’ve discovered that when used in moderation, Campari is far more versatile than I ever really gave it credit for. It pairs deliciously with a number of spirits, and can be mixed and matched with a variety of fruits and herbs as well.
Although I don’t personally drink a lot of Vodka, I like using it in cocktails when I want the supporting flavors to take center stage. This was one of those times, and the resulting drink is a fruit-forward tipple, but with a bit of a backbone thanks to the Campari.
Why the name? “Amaro e dolce” translates to “bitter and sweet” in Italian, which is the perfect way to describe this cocktail!