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Classic Campari Cocktail – Spritz

A Classic Campari Cocktail AKA Campari Spritz made with 3 simple ingredients and garnished with fresh strawberries and oranges. Not only does this look beautiful it tastes so delicious and makes a great aperitivo…. with a few snacks of course!

A campari cocktail in two round glasses garnished with fruit

How gorgeous is this cocktail?! Ruby red, filled with prosecco, bitter flavours, juicy fresh strawberries and oranges, I mean it’s bea-utiful!

If you love an Aperol Spritz (my all-time favourite cocktail) then you’ll love this! Not gonna lie, it’s way more bitter and not as fruity but just as delicious and refreshing.

Here’s What You Need to Make it

  • Campari
  • Prosecco
  • Soda or sparkling water
  • Fresh strawberries and oranges, optional

Note that the fruit is optional but really makes a great difference, especially the strawberries. It’s not traditional but absolutely my favourite way to make this Campari cocktail!

How to Make a Classic Campari Cocktail – Step By Step

Fill a glass with ice then top with Campari (photo 1) followed but prosecco and sparkling water (photo 2). Garnish with slices of fresh strawberries, oranges or fruit of choice.

Step by step photos for making a campari cocktail

Other Variations

If you find Campari too bitter then there a few ways to adapt this to make it fruitier which I love.

  • Half and half Aperol and Campari – cut the Campari in half and replace it with Aperol. It’ll be slightly less bitter and have a hint of orange.
  • Half Campari with orange – cut the Campari in half again and add in some fresh blood orange juice. It’ll be less alcoholic and more fruity.
  • Half Campari and prosecco – cut the Campari in half and add in more prosecco. It’ll have more fizz and be fruitier.
  • Half Campari and passion fruit – cut the Campari in half and add a splash of passion fruit liqueur.

When it comes to cocktails I’m all for simplicity and this takes all of 2 seconds to whip up. No making sugar syrups and all that jazz although if I’m feeling fancy I might give that a go.

But really, cocktails are best when they’re quick, easy and enjoyed in the sunshine with plenty of nibbles!

Food to Serve with Campari

Why not try serving it with Marinated Olives, Sausage and Stracchino Crostini, Bruschetta al Pomodoro or dips such as my Creamy Pesto Dip or Taleggio and White Bean Dip. What better way to kick off your time to chill and relax!

A close up of a campari spritz in a glass with fresh strawberries and oranges

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Classic Campari Cocktail - Spritz

A Classic Campari Cocktail AKA Campari Spritz made with 3 simple ingredients and garnished with fresh strawberries and oranges. Not only does this look beautiful it tastes so delicious and makes a great aperitivo.... with a few snacks of course!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Campari Cocktail, Campari Drink, Campari Spritz
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 204kcal
Author Emily Kemp

Ingredients

  • 2 parts Campari (2oz/60ml)
  • 3 parts Prosecco (3oz/90ml)
  • 1 part soda water or sparkling water (1oz/30ml)
  • 2 fresh strawberries , sliced
  • 2 sliced blood or fresh orange
  • ice

Instructions

  • Fill a glass with ice then top with Campari followed but prosecco and sparkling water. 
  • Garnish with slices of fresh strawberries, oranges or fruit of choice.

Notes

Other Variations

If you find Campari too bitter then there a few ways to adapt this to make it fruitier which I love.
  • Half and half Aperol and Campari - cut the Campari in half and replace it with Aperol. It'll be slightly less bitter and have a hint of orange.
  • Half Campari with orange - cut the Campari in half again and add in some fresh blood orange juice. It'll be less alcoholic and more fruity.
  • Half Campari and prosecco - cut the Campari in half and add in more prosecco. It'll have more fizz and be fruitier.
  • Half Campari and passion fruit - cut the Campari in half and add a splash of passion fruit liqueur.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Classic Campari Cocktail - Spritz
Amount Per Serving
Calories 204
% Daily Value*
Sodium 12mg 1%
Potassium 79mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Sugars 1g
Vitamin C 1.4%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Meghna
    April 16, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    We are having a bachelorette party this weekend, and I am just so impressed with this terrific drink, it’s time to party with your recipe 🙂

  • Reply
    Bee
    April 16, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Yum! This looks absolutely refreshing and satisfying!

  • Reply
    Neli Howard | Delicious Meets Healthy
    April 16, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Definitely a delicious cocktail I need to make in the upcoming Easter period! WOW!

  • Reply
    Rosa
    April 16, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    I’m loving the colour of this drink. I can definitely see this one becoming a summertime favourite!

  • Reply
    Danielle
    April 16, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    this is so beautiful! it totally makes me think of summer 🙂 I’m not a drinker, but I love the flavors with just some bubbly water !

  • Reply
    Jacqueline
    April 16, 2019 at 11:50 am

    We drink a lot of Aperol spritz here in Verona! It’s such an ‘in’ aperitivo! But I also like Campari! Love the idea of adding fresh fruit, especially strawberries!

    • Reply
      Inside the rustic kitchen
      April 18, 2019 at 7:12 pm

      Aperol is my all time fav spritz ( we drink a lot of it too hahah) Campari is such a nice change.

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