An Italian Fizz Cocktail
1st April 2021
Campari and Italian Sparkling Wine, two very popular Italian drinks coming together to create a tasty cocktail.
Italy is a divine country with a lot of heritage and tradition and when visiting another country it is important to embrace those traditions, for that is one of the reasons you are there, although not all of us have the luxury of living in Italy with views, of vineyards, Rome or the Venice rivers, we can create an Italian Cocktail to enjoy ourselves, so let’s use two highly liked Italian drinks, Campari and Italian Sparkling Wine.
Campari is an Italian alcoholic liqueur, it was first invented in 1860 by a man named Gaspare Campari in Novara, Italy. The drink was originally coloured with carmine dye, derived from crushed cochineal insects which gave the drink its red colour, which doesn’t sound too appealing! The first production plant for Campari was opening in 1904 in Sesto San Giovanni, near Milan, this is when the drink started to leave the Italian border, it was first exported to Nice in the heart of the French Riviera. When you look at it today, Campari is now enjoyed in over 190 countries.
The Sparkling Wine From Waitrose
Waitrose was founded in 1904 by Wallace Waite, Arthur Rose and David Taylor, the first shop was opened on 263 Acton Hill in London, but at this time it was called Waite, Rose & Taylor, but in 1906 David Taylor left the business, two years after that in 1908 Waite and Rose decided to rename the store, Waitrose, then in 1937 Waitrose was taken over by the John Lewis Partnership, at this time Waitrose consisted of 10 shops and 160 employees, now it consists of 349 stores and over 52.000 employees
Waitrose has an upmarket reputation for providing fine foods and drinks which is probably why Waitrose has a Royal Warrant of Grocers and Wine & Spirit Merchants to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles.
This Italian Sparkling Wine is from Central Italy, it’s been Selected and is Imported by Waitrose & Partners for you to enjoy for an affordable price in your own home either just by the glass or with a meal, alone or with someone, Waitrose has good tastes, so next time you pop into one of their shops, pick up a bottle or order one online with your next shop and try for yourself.
Aroma – “Floral and green apples and yellow pears on the aroma.”
Flavour – “Sweet fruity and dry citrus with pear flavours in the close, nice balance.”
This Italian Sparkling Wine Won a Silver Medal in the Spring Fling Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020.
Along with the Italian Sparkling Wine, this Campari is available at Waitrose.
Aroma – “A wonderfully complex fruity aroma.”
Flavour – “Sweet and sour Fruity flavours, almost candy shop sweetness.”
Haysmith’s Peach & Orange Blossom Gin
Haysmith’s Peach & Orange Blossom Gin Tasting Notes – “Dry touch with floral and hints of peach flavour.”
The Famous Italy
Peach & Orange Blossom Gin 20mls
Italian Sparkling Wine
How To Make The Famous Italy Cocktail
- Pour in 20mls of Campari.
- Pour in 20mls of Peach & Orange Blossom Gin
- Top up with around 150mls – 200mls of Italian Sparkling Wine
- Slice an Orange and drop a piece into your glass.
Aroma – “Tropical Mango, floral, hints of peach, orange and pomegranate aromas.”
Flavour – “An initial dry touch with an array of different fruit flavours with the dryness of the Campari staying with you throughout, orange peel and pomegranate flavours.”
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