Archive for May, 2008

Ciao Campari!

May 4, 2008

Still on my classic cocktail kick, I’ve decided to make Campari my drink of choice for the spring season. What is it? A bitter, herbal spirit that originated in Italy in the late 19th century made with rhubarb, ginseng, and orange peel, and 57 other secret ingredients. Why I’m lovin’ it? It’s super refreshing when mixed with club soda and a splash of lemon. Plus, it has a gorgeous red color reminicent of a South Jersey shore sunset, which takes me back to another bygone era I’m having a little nostalgia for lately…

So last week, I had the pleasure of having my first Campari cocktail at the venerable San Domenico restaurant on Central Park South. The San Domenico Signature Cocktail is a delicious mix of Campari, Cointreau, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and Prosecco. Salute!