Campari: The Italian Aperitif

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Learn more about Campari and check out cool related merchandise celebrating the Italian aperitif.

The Spritz.

The Negroni.

These classic Italian cocktails just wouldn't be the same without Campari, the world famous bitter apritif. If you love Campari or know someone who does, this page is your resource for Campari posters, Campari memorabilia, Campari collectibles, recipes and more! All things Campari-related are collected here, so if you're looking for something cool for your home bar or office, or perhaps a unique Christmas gift for a Campari lover, you'll be sure to find it easily and at a great price on Amazon or perhaps eBay.

You'll also find links to recipes for cocktails, sweets and other ways to use Campari in your kitchen and bar.

About Campari

The Classic Italian Drink

Campari is an Italian alcoholic apritif made from herbs and fruit, first invented in 1860 by Gaspare Campari in Novara, Italy. Its distinctive red color originally came from Carmine, a dye made from crushed Cochineal insects. The first Campari production plant was opened in 1904 near Milan, Italy. Gaspare's son Davide began to export Campari to other markets, and today it is known worldwide for its bitter flavor.

Campari is one of many Italian bitters popular in Europe for their use in cocktails, where they add complexity and strong flavor—and often a lot of color, too! It is most similar to Aperol, which is like Campari except it's milder and with a lower alcohol content. 

Campari is typically enjoyed in cocktails such as a simple Campari and Soda, the classic Negroni, or the Venetian Spritz. Campari switched to an artificial dye in 2005, although some afficionados swear that the flavor is no longer quite the same without the use of the "bug-based" dye.

Campari - Official Website

Campari - Wikipedia

Are you a Campari fan?

Campari Posters on Amazon

New and vintage Campari advertising art

Campari's advertising artwork is well-known and popular for decorating kitchens, dining rooms, home bars and offices. 

Campari Cocktail Recipes...

Explore the Possibilities!

Making drinks with Campari at home is easy. Here are some links to classic and unique cocktails you might wish to try for yourself.

Learn to Make Campari Cocktails with These Videos

Collectible Campari Glassware

However you like to enjoy Campari, these different glasses are great for serving your drinks in style. You'll find a variety of collectible items on eBay featuring the Campari name and logo.

More Unique Campari Barware Items

For your home bar or collection...

Cooking with Campari?

Why not!

Campari can add a unique twist to your cooking and baking as well! The strong color is great in sauces, icings and gels, and the bitter flavor can temper some sweet desserts and make them more complex and layered.

Dessert and Sweet Recipes Featuring Campari

  • Raspberry-Campari Sorbet | Serious Eats : Recipes

    If you like your desserts more tart than sweet, this sorbet is for you. And if you're a little addicted to the pleasantly bitter taste of Campari, this sorbet is really for you. It's more tart than sweet with a bitter kick that makes for an especiall

  • Campari Cantaloupe Popsicles

    It’s POPSICLE WEEK!! Did you know that? My friend Billy from Wit & Vinegar started a thing. 26 of us food bloggers are making popsicles this week cuz it’s August and it’s totally time to get excited about popsicles as if we weren’t already...

  • Campari Chip Ice Cream | 10th Kitchen

    Recipe for Campari Chip Ice Cream. Bitter orange liqueur and dark chocolate chunks!

  • Cook the Book: Lemon Layer Cake with Campari Frosting | Serious Eats : Recipes

    Out of all of the incredible dessert in The Boozy Baker by Lucy Baker the one that I was most looking forward to trying was this Lemon Layer Cake with Campari Frosting. I love limoncello, and seems like a ingredient that should be used in baking proj

  • Grapefruit Campari Sorbet

    This is a lot lighter than most of the ice creams I make. Butter Pecan, Banana Pudding, and Cake Batter all tend to fall on the opposite end of the spectrum. However, when my friend Mike asked if we could make this Grapefruit Campari Sorbet...

Ready to relax with a Campari cocktail yet?
Apero Reflections

Vintage Campari Print Ads

Suitable for framing or collecting

Thanks for visiting and I hope you found some cool Campari merchandise - and recipes - here to enjoy!

Updated: 11/28/2017, sockii
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CruiseReady on 09/09/2015

I don't believe I've ever had a drink with campari in it, but those posters sure are pretty. The part about cooking with it sounds especially appealing, too.

blackspanielgallery on 09/08/2015

That polar bear with the bottle is great.

Mira on 09/08/2015

I didn't think of cooking with Campari. Interesting idea. Thanks for this. I enjoyed it.

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