Delicious Campari and Orange Cocktail

Life in lockdown / hibernation / isolation has certainly brought out the drinker in me! ha. In a good way. I’ve moved on from a standard glass of wine, to making cocktails. And this delicious two ingredient Campari and Orange cocktail has become my new favourite alcoholic drink. Partly because it’s so quick and easy to make, but also because it is just delicious! All you need is a fresh orange, Campari and ice.

Campari & Orange Cocktail - Cottonwood and Co

Campari & orange is so refreshing, and has perfect bittersweet notes which I am a huge fan of! Not too bitter, nor too sweet. I recently made a Campari and Mandarin Fizz (you can see here), which is also lovely, but I honestly find it hard to go past the simple and delicious Campari & Orange.

Campari & Orange Cocktail - Cottonwood and Co

What makes this so lovely is the freshly squeezed orange juice. I find using a top quality sweet orange is what really make this cocktail sing, so buy the sweetest oranges you can. Ideally, Navel, Valencia’s and Blood Oranges, but if you grow your own, I’m sure it would also be delicious. And, of course, you can always use bottled juice if you can’t get fresh.

So here’s how I make it.

Campari and Orange Cocktail - Cottonwood and Co

Campari & Orange Cocktail - Cottonwood and Co

Delicious Campari and Orange Cocktail

This delicious two ingredient Campari and Orange Cocktail is so quick and easy to make (no mucking about with too many ingredients), but also delicious! All you need is a fresh orange, Campari and ice.
Servings 1
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 2 mins

Equipment

  • Citrus juicer
  • Cocktail jigger
  • Cocktail glass

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Campari
  • 2.5 oz of freshly squeezed juice from 1 large orange approx 70-80ml (plus rind for garnish)
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Fill a glass half full with ice, then pour over the Campari and freshly squeezed orange juice. Garnish with two strips of orange rind, or add in half a slice of orange. And enjoy! Sooooo easy!

Notes

Buy the sweetest oranges you can, like Navel, Valencia's or Blood Oranges, but if you grow your own, I'm sure it would also be delicious.
Calories: 185kcal
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Campari, Cocktail

And if you’re wondering what the difference between Campari and Aperol is, Campari has more bitterness, which I personally love, and almost double the alcohol strength of Aperol. You could then of course choose to use more of less when making cocktails.

Campari and Mandarin - Cottage Living - Cottonwood & Co

I’ve really loved making cocktails and have also been using my Williams Sonoma Margarita Salts a bit too. These are SO good! Bit more fussy making a margarita, but it’s a bit of fun.

Do you guys have any good cocktail recipes you love, or can share?

xo

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  1. Ihave never actually made cocktails myself. Only order occasionally when dining out. But a favorite of mine is Jack Daniels with Honey Liquor over ice. Another is an old fashioned made with crown royal whiskey “Up”. I recently had my first martini made with Grey Goose Vodka and of course two or three olives. The olives for me are the price!

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