Today: Who needs a fully stocked bar when you can make five Campari cocktails with only five ingredients?
This summer, we want to make—and drink—more cocktails, but we're reasonable: We're not going to fully stock our bar in a flash. And that's okay. With oranges, vermouth, gin, Campari, and club soda hanging around, five different cocktails are within reach. (Okay, there should be ice in your freezer and the tiniest bit of sugar from the back of your pantry, but five drinks from five and a few ingredients is pretty good, huh?) The only way to make this situation easier is if you leave the ingredients out for guests to make their own drinks. Who knows: You might come up with a sixth.
5. Campari Soda: So easy, it doesn't need a recipe. Mix equal parts Campari and club soda in a glass with ice.
Photos by James Ransom and Emiko Davies
Tell us: What's on your list of essential cocktail ingredients?