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Campari Aranciata

Campari Aranciata cocktail with Campari and orange soda

Looking for a bitter drink but can’t be arsed to pull out three bottles for a Negroni? Jason Wilson, author of Boozehound and frequent contributor to The Washington Post’s Spirits column, has just the solution with this super-simple highball.

It’s so simple, in fact, that you don’t even have to remember the ingredients – they’re right there in the name. Campari is the best choice for bitter-fiends, but it’s just dandy (albeit sweeter) with any other bitter citrus apéritif like Aperol.

The “Aranciata” in the name refers to Sanpellegrino Aranciata, an Italian orange soda. Any orange soda will do; it’s lovely with Orangina, for example.

Technically, you’re supposed to stir this one – but we love the interplay of the light-orange soda and Campari’s neon ruby red, so we give it only the slightest jiggle of the spoon before serving to preserve the lava-lamp effect.

Ingredients

Instructions

Add both ingredients to a tall ice-filled glass. Stir, and garnish with a wheel or wedge of orange.

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