The Serpenti

August 17, 2014
1 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Makes one cocktail
Author Notes

I had this drink at a bar in Rome -- it was basically a Campari and orange, only with blood orange juice, and at the bottom of the cup was a spoonful or so of demerara sugar that crunched between my teeth, flooding my tongue with sweetness as I sucked up the fruity, slightly bitter drink through a straw. —Merrill Stubbs

What You'll Need
  • Ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup Campari
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed blood orange (or regular orange) juice
  • 2 teaspoons demerara sugar
  • 3 slices of orange
  1. Fill a tumbler with ice. Add the Campari, orange juice and sugar and stir well to combine. Add the orange slices and serve with a straw.

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2 Reviews

janet C. August 21, 2014
Campari was my first drink in college and remains a favorite. I adore bitter flavours.
This is an interesting aperitif with the demerara sugar as a texture teaser.
JudyH August 20, 2014
Sounds heavenly. Will try tonight.