With its bright colors and citrus flavors, this Campari Sangria is as refreshing as it is beautiful. You can serve this sangria recipe for brunch, dinner, or anything in-between.
If I were listing my favorite things, sangria would surely be on that list. Alcohol aside, there’s something about it that just brings me joy. I love making it. I enjoy the combination of flavors. I revel in serving it. To me, sangria is just all-around fabulous!
If you’ve been following Inspired by Charm for a while, you might be aware of my love for sangria. Not long ago I put together a post about the unique and traditional sangria recipes I’ve shared on the blog. There were 12 at that point. With the publication of this Campari Sangria, the number has increased. If you ever need a sangria recipe, IBC is the place to go. You can find that post here.
Okay, now back to this Campari Sangria. What makes this sangria recipe so special is the Campari.
What is Campari?
Campari is a bitter Italian aperitif that’s known for its brilliant red color. It’s made by infusing herbs, spices, and fruit in alcohol and water. The resulting liqueur has a strong and bitter orange taste. Personally, when I’m drinking it, I get hints of grapefruit, too.
It may be an acquired taste, but it’s a flavor I enjoy. If you’re looking for a lighter, sweeter alternative, you might try Aperol.
In addition to the wine and fruit, sangria typically includes another spirit. I’ve mostly seen brandy and rum used, but this will vary according to the recipe. For this Campari Sangria, we’re using Campari and Cointreau.
How to Make Campari Sangria:
Making sangria is simple. Just toss everything in a large pitcher, stir, and let it sit for a couple of hours so the flavors can meld.
For this sangria recipe, you will need:
- orange juice
- lemon juice
- orange, lemon, and strawberry slices
In a large pitcher, combine the orange juice, Campari, Cointreau, and lemon juice. Stir in the honey until dissolved.
Then add the rosé, oranges, lemons, and strawberries. Mix all of this to combine. I recommend refrigerating the sangria for 30 minutes to two hours.
To serve, fill a glass with ice and pour in the sangria. Depending on your preference, you can top this off with a splash of club soda. I prefer my drink without the addition of club soda.
I should also mention that I’m using these glasses. They are my absolute favorite for serving any type of cocktail. Their simplicity let’s the cocktail shine. I also love that they are so affordable. You can find them here as a set or here as a single glass.
The pitcher is a HomeGoods find.
Salud, my friends! Your Campari Sangria is ready to be enjoyed.
Looking for more refreshing Sangria recipes? Try these:
- Sangria Rosé
- White Wine Sangria
- Blackberry Basil Sangria
- Pineapple Mango Basil Sangria
- Sangria Tinto (Red Wine Sangria)
- Sangria Popsicles
I think this might be my new favorite way to make sangria. At least this is how I plan to enjoy it during the spring and summer. It’s so bright, cheerful, and refreshing. I hope you love it, too!
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Campari Sangria Recipe:
- 1 1/2 cups orange juice - (I used Simply Orange.)
- 3/4 cups Campari
- 1/2 cup Cointreau - or Grand Marnier
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 1 bottle dry rosé
- Club soda - optional (See NOTES below.)
- 1 orange - sliced
- 1 lemon - sliced
- 5-6 strawberries - hulled and sliced
- In a large pitcher, combine the orange juice, Campari, Cointreau, and lemon juice. Stir in the honey until dissolved.
- Add the rosé, oranges, lemons, and strawberries. Mix to combine. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or as long as 2 hours. Serve over ice.