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Watermelon Campari Cocktail

It should be noted that I have a big love for Italian bitters like Campari and especially in this Watermelon Campari Cocktail Recipe.

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.

Drinks with snacks on a platter

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

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!

Recipe Ingredients

These are the ingredients that you’ll need to make this recipe:

  • Watermelon 
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Campari
  • Black raspberry liqueur
  • Sea salt
  • Chilled club soda
  • Ice

How To Make This Recipe

These are the instructions that you’ll need to follow to make this recipe:

  1. Make The Watermelon Juice: Blend all the watermelon in a food processor or blender until extremely smooth. Pass the mixture through a fine mesh seive and skim off and discard any foam.
  2. Make The Cooler: In a large pitcher, combine the juices, salt, black raspberry liqueur, and Campari, and stir to combine. When ready to serve, add the club soda then pour into ice-filled glasses and serve.

Go stock up on all your cooking essentials then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

Campari Watermelon Cocktail Recipe

The perfect summertime drink just might be this Campari Watermelon Cocktail Recipe. Made with Chambord liqueur, Campari, and watermelon juice, it has a not-too-sweet flavor and is seriously refreshing.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 drinks
Calories 181 kcal

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
 

  • Make 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).
  • Make 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.

PERSONAL NOTES

Nutrition

Serving: 1drinkCalories: 181kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 20mgPotassium: 16mgFiber: 0.03gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.03mg
Keyword summer cocktail, watermelon juice
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