December 24, 2012
Love it or hate it, people have strong feelings about the bitter Italian aperitif, Compari. Â I love this cocktail in winter as it warms your belly and brings thoughts of Italian romantic get-a-ways. Â And (!!) David and I leave for Florence, Italy tonight! Â A perfect beverage for quick packing then hopping on a plane.
- 3/4 cupÂ gin
- 3/4 cupÂ Campari
- 3/4 cupÂ sweet vermouth
- 1 cupÂ ice cubes
- 6Â strips orange zest (about 1/2 in. by 3 in. each)
- In a large cocktail shaker or pitcher, combine gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. Add ice cubes and stir or shake until mixture is cold. Strain into 6 cocktail glasses. Over each glass, twist an orange zest strip to release its oils and drop into glass. Serve immediately.
- Note: Nutritional analysis is per cocktail.