The Jasmine gin cocktail is a nice way to ease into the bitter tastes of Campari. Imagine a scale ranging from No Campari to The Negroni level of bitter. This pink gin drink is “just the right amount”.
It’s also a fairly potent cocktail, with a tiny bit of juice and the rest is alcohol. So pace yourself!
The Jasmine Gin Cocktail
- 1.5 Oz. Gin
- .75 Oz. Lemon juice
- .25 Oz. Campari
- .25 Oz. Cointreau
- Lemon twist Optional garnish!
- Get your martini glass chilling out!
- In your shaker, combine your gin, Cointreau, Campari, and lemon juice.
- Strain into your martini glass.
- Garnish with a lemon twist if you like.
What the heck is Campari and why is it so bitter?
Campari is an Italian liqueur, made from spirits and herbs and a smidge of fruit. It’s red, potent, and super bitter. It’s technically an apéritif, which is a common style of cocktail used to stimulate the appetite before a big meal.
Did I mention it’s bitter? If you want full and bold Campari flavors, try the traditional Negroni. You may also want to try Crodino, the Italian version of a non-alcoholic Campari.
Some thoughts on the Jasmine cocktail.
It’s smooth. A great introduction to Campari without going overboard, which also give the Jasmine a lovely pink color.
If you don’t know that this drink has lemon, you might think it’s grapefruit due to the mild tartness. But it’s lemon. And it’s great!