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Campari

Oh how I miss those apéritif adverts of the 1970s  …anytime anyplace anywhere, there’s a wonderful drink you can share, it’s the bright one, the right one, thaaat’s Martiniii…  I’ve been yearning for the fabulous life ever since.

But it turns out Leonard Rossiter was an arrogant egotist – he referred to Joan Collins as the Prop!  Such unforgivable rudeness earned Cinzano no place on my drinks trolley, yet despite its unspeakably common Luton airport advert, Campari is captivating, its bitter orange tang irresistible at the end of a hot day.

Campari soda

Half fill a tall glass with ice, pour over 50ml Campari and top up with 50ml or less soda.

Swizzle, garnish with a slice of fresh orange and enjoy the glow.

The Martini life could get you dashed up on the rocks so I’ll cling to Campari: cin cin!

The big mystery is Campari’s lack of popularity in the UK

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