Campari Watermelon Cooler Cocktail

Campari Watermelon Cooler Cocktail
Campari Watermelon Cooler Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com It should be noted that women who drink real, true stiff cocktails are always given a bit of a stare. I started at it when I lived in Italy. I'd order m...
Skill
Course
Cuisine
Ingredients
7
Hands-On Time
10 minutes
Total Time
10 minutes
Yield
-
Servings
4 to 6
Campari Watermelon Cooler Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com
Skill
Beginner
Course
Drinks
Cuisine
Italian
Ingredients
7
Hands-On Time
10 minutes
Total Time
10 minutes
Yield
-
Servings
4 to 6
Campari Watermelon Cooler Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

It should be noted that women who drink real, true stiff cocktails are always given a bit of a stare. I started at it when I lived in Italy. I'd order my grandfather'’s favorite summertime drink, a Campari and Soda and my Italian friends joked that I must be an old man at heart because of my incessant love for Campari.

Seeing as so much has changed in Italy since I lived there, I wanted to make a cocktail that was a bit of a change as well. It's those bold flavors my grandfather loved but reincarnated as this bittersweet Campari Watermelon Cooler. It has watermelon and Chambord for sweetness and a pinch of salt to help tame the bitterness just so. It’'s a cooler that’s made for sipping and snacking. No matter where in the world you find yourself, mix up this Campari Watermelon Cooler, and enjoy your own aperitivo because a true happy hour is not in the geography but in the spirit!

Ingredients

  • 6 cups roughly chopped watermelon (from about a 5 pound piece)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 6 ounces Campari
  • 3 ounces chambord liqueur
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 12 ounces chilled club soda
  • ice

Instructions

For the watermelon juice: Blend all the watermelon in a food processor or blender until extremely smooth, about 2 minutes. Pass the mixture through a fine mesh seive and skim off and discard any foam (you should have about 3 cups of juice).

For the cooler: In a large pitcher, combine the juices, salt, Chambord, and Campari, and stir to combine. When ready to serve, add the club soda then pour into ice-filled glasses and serve.

Notes

Food styling and photography by Aida Mollenkamp

http://saltandwind.com/recipes/110-campari-watermelon-cooler-recipe

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