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Dec 15, 2006 06:34 PM

Your favorite Campari drinks.

What's your favorite drinks that made with Campari?

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  1. You need to move this question from the LA Board.

    Campari and soda is my fave.

    1. Negroni, I discovered it after someone brought some Campari over with no idea what to do with it.

      1. thanks chaps. I will tried them tonight. I like Campari + Soda + Sprite + Lime. Bitter as it maybe, its vintage posters are good.

        1. Mmm, a good negroni is hard to beat.

          This doesn't really highlight the Campari flavor, but I like to add a little to a mimosa. It tones down the sweetness of the OJ, and makes the drink a nice pinky-orange dusk color. My friends and I have dubbed them midnight mimosas.

          1. I'd like to ask a sidebar. When did you realize that you liked Campari? On the first try? The 30th? I'm still trying (I inherited a large unopened bottle). It may not be for me. What do you like about the flavor and its qualities with different mixers?

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            1. re: wontonton

              I hated it the first time, and that wasn't long ago and I have an adventurous palate. I revisited Campari and soda (with a squeeze of lemon) this year after hearing somebody recommend it, and suddenly it worked. It now strikes me as a great, thirst-quenching starter for the warmer months.

              1. re: wontonton

                I loved it immediately and typically drink it with soda.

                1. re: wontonton

                  I now love Campari. However, it wasn't until I was 40 that I liked it. I tried it every 2 or 3 years after I was 21. I have learned to like more bitter flavors in general as I aged (and taste buds died?).

                  1. re: dkmbuzz

                    I just tried Campari w/ soda and fresh lime for the first time last night, and I loved it immediately. It reminds me of grapefruit pith.