Tired of the same old Gin and Tonic? You’re going to love this Italian Gin and Tonic with vermouth and Campari!
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Gin and Tonics a Classic!
Remember before the internet? When your knowledge of worldly events came from tv, your friends and books. That was it. In college, my whole knowledge of cocktails came from those sources. Most of my books didn’t mention them and my friends were all drinking beer. So, I turned to the black and white movies that I loved so much. It seemed like they ordered gin and tonics a lot. When the time came for me to order my very first cocktail, I ordered a gin and tonic.
It was love at first sip. It was bright and refreshing and I loved the resiny flavor. It reminded me of Christmas trees and happy times. It was clear and sparkly and even more importantly it looked sophisticated. I mean when you order your very first cocktail, you want to look sophisticated, or at least back then you did. You know, the dark ages before the internet. Now your first cocktail can be shared to your million followers and can be an over the top pineapple concoction that you are drinking while wearing a next to nothing bikini.
I was going for more of a The Thin Man movies type vibe.
Italian Gin and Tonic
Since those early college days, the gin and tonic has remained my drink of choice. However, I am not above switching it up a bit, so when I saw this Italian Gin and Tonic from Alex Smith in Imbibe Magazine, I was all over it! With Campari and Vermouth this takes a Negroni-ish turn and I love it! It’s pretty to look at, makes a great fall cocktail and It’s delicious!!
I found all kinds of interesting things around gin and tonics! Like this 6 Gin and Tonic Infusion Teabags – another way to flavor your gin and tonics! And, if you want to up your gin and tonic game even more try these Jack Rudy Cocktail Tonic Trio. We use the Jack Rudy Cocktail syrups along with our Sodastream and haven’t bought store bought tonic water in years!
Campari has become one of my favorite liqueurs, I love it’s fresh bitterness, here are a few of my favorite campari cocktails:
This Campari Cocktail with Ruby Grapefruit is so pretty and refreshing!
The Cranberry Negroni is perfect for around the holidays, but great all year round too!
Don’t let the name – Negroni Sbagliato scare you, it’s just a negroni with a sparkling wine twist! Making it extra festive!
Italian Gin and Tonic
Campari and Vermouth give a Negroni-ish flair to this Italian Gin and Tonic.
- 2 oz London Dry Gin
- 1/2 oz Campari
- 1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
- 4 oz tonic water to top your glass
- orange twist and rosemary swig for garnish
Combine gin, Camapri and Vermouth in a high ball glass filled with ice. Top with chilled tonic water. Stir. Garnish with an orange twist and rosemary swig.
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