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3 x Campari cocktails for people that HATE Campari | Steve The Bartender

Here are my cocktail recommendations to introduce someone to Campari that doesn’t actually like the Italian bitter liqueur.

Campari is an unmistakable, vibrant red Italian bitter that is at the heart of some of the world’s most famous and well-loved cocktails, such as the Negroni…but for some it is overwhelmingly bitter. So here are my cocktail recommendations to introduce someone to Campari that doesn’t actually like the Italian bitter liqueur. You’ll be surprised I’m sure!

Jungle Bird Cocktail Recipe

JUNGLE BIRD

The Jungle Bird was served as a welcome drink inside the Kuala Lumpur Hilton Hotel’s Aviary Bar. Jeffrey Ong created the cocktail, and it was served to guests upon their arrival at the hotel from the time of its opening in 1973.

  • 1½ oz (45ml) dark Jamaican rum (or blackstrap rum )
  • ¾ oz (22.5ml) Campari
  • 1½ oz (45ml) pineapple juice
  • ½ oz (15ml) lime juice
  • ½ oz (15ml) simple syrup

Enzoni Cocktail Recipe

ENZONI

The Enzoni cocktail is a cross between a Negroni and a Gin Sour where the sweet vermouth comes in the form of muddled green grapes.

  • 5 green grapes, muddled
  • 1 oz (30ml) gin
  • 1 oz (30ml) Campari
  • ¾ oz (22.5ml) lemon juice
  • ½ oz (15ml) simple syrup

Bitter Mai Tai Cocktail Recipe

BITTER MAI TAI

The Bitter Mai Tai is a creation of Jeremy Oertel, creator of several modern classics including the Artichoke Hold and Brancolada.

  • 1½ oz (45ml) Campari
  • ¾ oz (22.5ml) aged Jamaican rum (Smith & Cross recommended)
  • ½ oz (15ml) dry curaçao
  • 1 oz (30ml) lime juice
  • ¾ oz (22.5ml) orgeat

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