The Campari Margarita

If you're lookng for a unique twist on the classic , why not try a Campari Margarita? This unique cocktail combines the flavor of Campari with the sweet taste of and lime, creating a drink that is sure to please.

To make a Campari Margarita, start by gathering your ingredients. You will need 2 ounces of blanco or silver tequila, 1 ounce of fresh lime , 1 ounce of Campari and ½ an ounce of simple syrup. To make the simple syrup, dissolve equal parts sugar in hot and let it cool before using.

Once all your ingredients are ready, begin by filling a shaker with ice. Then add in the tequila, lime juice, Campari and simple syrup. Shake vigorously until the shaker is cold to the touch. Strain this mixture into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice cubes and garnish with a lime wheel or wedge.

This drink is perfect for sipping on warm summer nights or during happy hour with friends! The bitterness from the Campari adds depth to this cocktail while still allowing the flavors of tequila and lime to shine through. Not only is it delicious but it's also easy to make at home! So grab some friends and give this unique margarita variation a try tonight!

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The Taste of Campari

Campari is a bittersweet Italian aperitif that has a distinct flavor profile. It is known for its intense bitterness, which comes from chinotto – a bitter citrus fruit. It also has notes of fresh citrus, such as orange and lemon, with some spicy aromas like clove and cinnamon. The flavor is rounded off with sweet notes of caramelized sugar and herbs. Campari is typically served neat or with water over ice, and it makes an excellent addition to like the or Americano.

The Type of Liquor in Campari

Campari is a type of Italian that falls into the amari family, meaning “little bitter.” It was first created by Gaspare Campari in Novara, Italy in 1860. It is a reddish-orange colored spirit made from a blend of herbs, spices, and fruit with an content of 24% to 28%. Campari is an aperitif, which means it is meant to be consumed before meals as an appetizer. It has a distinctively bitter flavor and aroma, making it popular for use in cocktails such as the Negroni or the Americano.

Alcohol Content in Campari

Campari is an Italian liqueur with a distinct bitter-sweet taste. It contains 28% alcohol by volume (ABV), which is relatively high compared to other liqueurs and amaros. This means that for every 100ml of Campari, 28 ml is pure alcohol. When mixed with other ingredients, such as tonic water or soda, the strength of Campari can be reduced significantly, making it more accessible to those who prefer lower alcohol content.


The Campari Margarita is a delicious twist on the classic cocktail. It is made with Campari, a bitter Italian liqueur, combined with tequila and lime juice to create an unmistakable flavor. Unlike traditional margaritas, the addition of Campari adds a unique bitterness that complements the tequila and citrus flavors for a truly unique experience. Whether you're in the mood for something new or just looking for an interesting twist on the classic margarita, the Campari Margarita is sure to deliver.

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.