Campari is a tart, herby drink, if you are looking for something a little sweeter, you will fall in love with our Rhubarb Mojito or for a fall specialty, our Sumac Old Fashioned. This Campari Tonic was originally posted at FourKidsandaChicken.com.
My first Campari Tonic was in a boat in Minnesota and came with the following warning: “The first taste is kind of gross, but by the end of the glass, you will want another. This drink grows on you.” It was prophetic. I didn’t care for it at all when I took my first drink but by my second glass, I fell in love with it.
What is Campari?
Campari is a herby Italian liqueur mixed with alcohol. I found it to be mildly spicy with a floral, herby taste. After a first bitter sip it’s very refreshing. For more about Campari, visit their website.
Making a Campari Tonic
I highly recommend picking fresh herbs out of your garden to give this drink a splash of color. It pairs perfectly with fresh rosemary.
- Fresh-from-the-garden Rosemary
- Fresh Orange
- Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic Water. Buy on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2uOAa7f
Fill glasses with ice and set up a small drink station where everyone can make their own. Something simple like this will do just fine:
Pour a third glass full of Campari over ice and top off with Elderflower Tonic Water. This tonic has a wonderful floral herby taste that will help bring out the flavors of the Campari.
A wedge of orange, squeezed, with a sprig of rosemary finished off the Campari Tonic.