There are numerous not-quite-definitive histories of this wildly popular aperitif. We’re partial to the one Gaspare Campari created in 1860 at his cafe in Milan, Italy. This light, refreshing, low-alcohol drink (it’s a Negroni without the gin) was originally called a Milano-Torino, but was renamed during Prohibition to appeal to American expats who’d adopted it as their own.

Bitter, Dry


  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • Club Soda
  • Orange Twist (for garnish)


Step one

Add Campari and vermouth to ice-filled glass.

Step two

Top with soda and stir. Garnish with an orange twist.

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Mix It Up!

You can substitute Punt e Mes for the sweet vermouth, which makes it ever so slightly more bitter. Some would argue this is how the drink should be made, as Punt e Mes is from Torino, corresponding to the drink’s original name.

Related Cocktails: Negroni, Boulevardier

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