This recipe will whisk you to the shores of Lake Garda as we show you how to make this popular apéritif at home!

Image credit: Two Birds Spirits


  • 25ml gin
  • 25ml sweet vermouth (such as Martini Rosso)
  • 25ml Campari
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange/blood orange peel 


1. Pour the spirits into a cocktail shaker.

2. Stir (do not shake!) to combine then strain into a tumbler over ice

3. Garnish with a twist of blood orange peel. 

How to make an orange peel twist:


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Source: TwoBirds