Campari Orange – A little bit of Italy in a glass
Campari and orange juice are a heavenly combination. The flavors complement each other perfectly and the bright red color of the bitter Camparis provides the perfect contrast to the light yellow and sweet OJ. This recipe is easy to prepare and is perfect for an aperitif on a hot summer day.
With its fiery red color, you’d think someone had captured Milan’s sunset in a glass. In fact, the drink is an Italian classic and is enjoyed throughout the country before dinner. No wonder, thanks to the triad of bitterness, sweetness and acidity, it stimulates salivation and whets the appetite of guests.
The perfect alternative to the Mimosa?
The Germans’ favorite aperitif remains the mimosa, or sparkling wine with orange juice. There is nothing wrong with it, but it lacks the necessary finesse. All too often, you’re holding a tensionless glass of “sparkling orange water,” as sparkling wine or Prosecco have nothing up their sleeves against the dominant orange juice and add even more acidity to the drink.
Campari opens up a completely new world of flavors and gives this aperitif a much more sophisticated aroma thanks to its bitter herbal note. For this reason, I would like to take up the cudgels for the Italian classic and recommend it to you for the welcome at your next party.