Behold the Principessa!

Firstly, it has been a few weeks since I have been able to post! My little MacBook Air bit the MacBook dust and I only just had it returned lovingly to my arms.  Back in business over here at Our Italian Table. Now for the fun part – it is that time of year when we must find the perfect summer house cocktail. When the weather turns warm, my little taste buds crave Campari. It screams summer to me – many memories of sitting on the beach in Sicily sipping Campari confections that the bartender had created.  So my only requirement was to create a drink that featured Campari. After a few weeks of trial and error, I think I have found the winner which I have named The Principessa – its cool, royal pink color deserves a regal name I think  :o)!   Welcome to the grand unveiling of ……(drumroll please)……The Principessa – a frosty blend of campari, vodka, pink grapefruit juice and a splash of seltzer! I tested it out on the family this weekend and had rave reviews. (And yes, that is a Christmas tree stirrer in my Principessa….oddly, all my drink stirrers have broken with the exception of my Christmas tree topped ones – so we celebrate Christmas all year :o)). And please do stop by this summer for a frosty one under the pergola….we will be waiting!! Salute!

The Principessa

1 1/2 ounces of Campari

1 ounce of vodka

Pink Grapefruit juice


Lime slices


Fill a tall glass with ice and pour in the Campari and vodka. Add about 2 ounces of pink grapefruit juice. Fill to top with Seltzer. Stir and add lime slice.  Serve!

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  1. Tom Braddock says:

    Wow Michele! A new twist on Campari – Thanks!! I enjoy making versions of the Negroni and yours sounds like another, not too sweet alternative!
    Oddly, I can think of only TWO people I know who share my love of Campari (here in the U.S.) – so, too bad for the rest! Hey, if I happen to end up visiting friends up in Kintnersville in Aug. it’d be neat to share a toast to Italia right from Pa.!!!!! Cheers! – Tom B.

    1. Ciao fellow Campari lover, If you do in fact head up to these parts, absolutely let me know and we can plan to meet in August! Cheers and Salute…Michele

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