Campari & Soda: A Simple Aperitif for Any Dinner Party

Campari & Soda
The Campari & Soda is beyond simple and it is a refreshing way to begin any dinner party. Photo Credit: S&C Design Studios
  • 2 mins
  • Prep: 2 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving
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The Campari and Soda is a great aperitif that displays the bitter Campari without any outside flavor influences. Along with Campari on the rocks, this simple soda drink is one of the signature ways to serve the Italian spirit.

The lovely part about this simple recipe is that you get to taste the full flavor of Campari in a tall, refreshing form. Again, Campari is a distinct bitter and not everyone is going to enjoy it right away, but sometimes with such bold flavors, it is a matter of training your palate to enjoy it.

If you prefer something a touch sweeter, try substituting ginger ale for the soda.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour the Campari into a highball glass filled with ice.
  2. Top with soda water.
  3. Garnish with a lemon or lime wedge.

How Strong is the Campari & Soda?

The Campari & Soda is a very gentle drink and that is why it makes a perfect before dinner cocktail. Of course, the amount of soda you pour will make it either stronger or weaker. As a 5-ounce drink, it is right around 7% ABV (14 proof).