Campari Holiday Cocktails
This holiday season, Campari presents some delightfully different cocktails sure to warm the hearts of revelers while bringing a festive red touch to any celebration. Enraptured by Campari’s secret blend of herbs, spices, and fruit peels, many adventurous mixologists have experimented with this almost 150-year-old spirit in a contemporary context.
For a jolly holiday libation, try mixologist Jon Gertsen’s Dieci E Lode cocktail, originally created at No 9 Park in Boston. The crisp and complex flavor of this cocktail make it a great choice for a delicious holiday toast. Or stay warm with John Ginnetti’s Red Hot Chocolate, made in Ginnetti’s 116 Crown restaurant in New Haven. This unusual treat mixes a decadent cup of hot chocolate with Campari, a perfect complement to the rich dark chocolate. For the ambitious amateur bartender, San Francisco-based mixologist Adam Wilson of Beretta created the Love Letter cocktail, a remarkable wintery drink that flirts with maple syrup as an ingredient. Inspired by the traditional Negroni recipe, San Francisco-based mixologist Jon Gasparini created the Nicaraguan Negroni Punch, an unexpected and colorful crowd-pleaser built around the warmth of Nicaragua’s Flor de Cana rum and Campari’s unique flavor profile.
After years of drinking eggnog and no-name party punches, your guests will be eager to try something new and will be delighted by these tasty concoctions. Enrich your holiday experience and make this versatile Italian classic the holiday spirit that makes your wintertime party truly different than the rest.
|Dieci E Lode|
Cheers and have a happy holiday!