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Category Archives: Campari

The Season

After dinner the other night I was looking around the bar trying to figure out a good dessert/nightcap drink and came across this rye based darkly flavored concoction:

  • 2 Rye Whiskey
  • 1 Campari
  • .5 Creme de Cassis
  • 2 dashes Fee Brother’s Aztec Chocolate bitters
  • 1 dash Angostura

Stir all of this over ice and strain into an old fashioned glass, top with a twisted orange. This is definitely not a drink to have before a meal or during a hot day, this is much better on a cool night after a heavy meal.

The Unknown Soldier

If you like grapefruit juice you’ll like this. This tastes strangely like a fresh glass of it. This drink was created to celebrate the birthday of a good friend and went like no other. I made a gallon of it and between 15-20 people it was gone in about a half of an hour:

  • 1.5 dry gin
  • .5 St. Germaine
  • .5 lemon juice
  • .25 Campari
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitter’s
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 2-3 basil leaves

Muddle the basil into the gin, add the remaining ingredients, stir well but not vigorously, and pour over ice.

This drink ends up an amazing shade of orange and is bitter/tart with a lot of herbal punch. It works well before a meal and would go great with lighter salads.

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