Made with limoncello, Campari, orange juice, and a splash of soda, this cocktail is light and refreshing, and easy to make.
About the Ingredients
- Campari: Campari is a bright red, bitter-sweet aperitif from Italy and a key ingredient in classic cocktails like the Negroni and the Americano. The liqueur was created in Novara, Italy in the mid-1800s by Gaspare Campari and its distinctive flavor comes from a secret recipe that blends aromatic plants, herbs, and fruit, with alcohol and water. While its exact formula is a closely held secret, Campari’s complex taste and versatility make it a favorite of mixologists worldwide.
- Limoncello: Limoncello is another fabulous liqueur of Southern Italian origin. It’s made by steeping lemon peels in high-proof grain alcohol until the oils are released, then combining the flavored alcohol with a sweet syrup. The traditional way to serve limoncello is chilled as a digestif but it’s also delicious when combined with prosecco.
How to Make A Cocktail Topped with Soda
Here are the basic guidelines for making soda-topped cocktails.
- Choose the glass: Generally, soda-topped cocktails are made in Collins or Highball glass.
- Add non-alcoholic ingredients: Ingredients like muddled fruits, juices, and syrups should be added first.
- Add alcoholic ingredients: Measure whatever alcoholic ingredients are included in your cocktail recipe.
- Add ice: Fill the glass with ice.
- Stir: Use a bar spoon to gently combine the ingredients.
- Top with soda: Pour the soda into the glass slowly to prevent excess fizzing.
- Garnish: Add a garnish like a wedge of lemon or lime, or an orange wheel.
- Serve: Serve with a straw.
- 1/2 ounce orange juice
- 3/4 ounce Campari
- 3/4 ounce limoncello
- Add the orange juice to the glass.
- Measure the Campari and limoncello into the glass, fill with ice, and stir.
- Slowly pour in the soda to fill the glass.
- Garnish with a lemon wedge and serve.