One thing’s for sure: If you find yourself in a bar-induced panic for what to order, the Negroni is a pretty safe bet. It’s simple, refreshing, and just the right amount of bitter. But why stop there? The delicious bitterness in the drink comes from Campari, an Italian red liqueur produced by infusing herbs and fruit in neutral spirit. A little Campari goes a long way, especially in thirst-quenching cocktail creations far beyond the Negroni. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite Campari cocktails, perfect for satisfying that savory cocktail craving you’ve been looking to fill. Campari lovers, this one’s for you.
Campari’s bitterness plays gorgeously off of the elderflower flavors in St. Germain, with fresh fruit adding an insane freshness to the cocktail. This sparkling treat is perfect for summer nights outdoors.
Because who doesn’t love a boozy slushy? Tart cherries and Campari combine forces for a sweetly bitter flavor profile, rounded out beautifully by citrusy orange juice. Serve this up during summer happy hour to seriously impress your friends.
Whiskey and fruit juices paired with Campari and peach bitters; does it get better than that? Garnish with fresh strawberry and mint for an extra refreshing kick!
Simple: Take your Mimosa, throw some Campari in it. This incredibly easy addition will seriously amp up your Saturday morning brunch.
Citrusy Satsuma and tart pomegranate mesh flawlessly with Campari’s bitterness, balanced out with a dash of simple syrup. No Satsuma? No problem! Tangerine works just fine.
Citrus lovers, this one’s for you. Blood orange, orange bitters, and aromatic rosemary make this cocktail one to savor. Plus, you can use the leftover gin for next-day Negronis.
Crisp grapefruit juice and mellow rose water make for a mouthwatering afternoon aperitif. Throw some mint leaves on top for extra refreshment.
This creation is one of the sweeter cocktails on the list, making it ideal for those unsure of their love for Campari… just yet. We have no doubts this one will change your mind.
Bubbles, orange juice, and ice. Doesn’t get much easier than that! Throw in the blender to slushify your beverage.
And last but not least, a citrusy take on the Negroni! Substitute vermouth for Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa for a more fruit-forward, less bitter take on the classic drink.