Best parts bitter and bubbly, this refreshing cocktail will treat your tastebuds and brighten your day. Sparkling wine, soda water, and Campari combine for a delightful drink that is easy to make at home.
Like many other delicious cocktails, we have the Italians to thank for the Campari Spritz. It’s light and vibrant, making it perfect for a warm day or anytime you need a thirst-quenching refreshment. Since it is an Aperitif, it’s meant to be enjoyed before dinner but can be enjoyed anytime!
Campari Spritz Recipe
Just three ingredients are needed to make a Campari Spritz, just remember 3-2-1. You will need 3 ounces sparkling wine or Prosecco, 2 ounces Campari, and one ounce soda water or enough to top your glass. Slices of orange are encouraged for garnish. Simply stir ingredients and top with bubbles.
How to Make a Campari Spritz
Whipping up a Campari Spritz at home is so easy! No cocktail shaker or fancy gadgets are needed.
- Add Campari to a glass filled with ice
- Add sparkling wine or Prosecco to the glass
- Top with soda water
- Stir gently and garnish with an orange slice
Campari Spritz Calories
A Campari Spritz has 135 calories in one cocktail.
What is Campari?
Campari is a bitter Italian Aperitif with a bright red hue. It is also used in cocktails such as Garibaldi Cocktail (Campari Orange) and the classic Negroni. It pairs refreshingly well with fizzy club soda and bubbly and slightly sweet Prosecco to create a cocktail that is invigorating yet not shy on flavor.
Aperol Spritz vs Campari Spritz
The Aperol Spritz and Campari Spritz are similar in ingredients and flavor. Both Aperol and Campari are Italian bitters referred to as Apertifs. Aperol is sweeter and more balanced, while Campari is noticeably bitter and has a higher alcohol content. Both cocktails are fizzy and refreshing.
How to Serve
Serve in a glass tumbler with ice and garnish with an orange slice.
Other Italian Cocktails
- 3 ounces sparkling wine Prosecco or similar
- 2 ounces Campari
- 1 ounce soda water
- Add the Campari to an ice filled glass.
- Add the sparkling wine to the glass.
- Top with the soda water.
- Stir gently, garnish and enjoy.