This tasty Garibaldi cocktail recipe is a tribute to the 1871 unification of Italy, in which General Guiseppe Garibaldi was a key figure. A celebratory blend of Campari from the north and Sicilian oranges from the south, it’s a deliciously bittersweet cocktail that’ll make your get-togethers rock. The Garibaldi cocktail ingredients are unbelievably simple with only two things to remember – freshly squeezed orange juice and bitter Campari. It’s one of the easiest two-ingredient cocktails you’ll ever make.
For a Halloween twist, pour the Garibaldi drink with blood orange juice. Eek!
One secret here – don’t skip frothing your juice into a frenzy.
Sip this aperitivo with a delicious bite, a slice of creamy mozzarella and prosciotto pizza would be perfect!
Add the orange juice to a blender and blitz for 1-2 minutes until it is frothy
Fill a highball glass with ice, pour over the Campari and top up with orange juice
Stir gently and finish with a wedge of orange on the rim to serve
How to make fluffy orange juice
Whipping the orange juice is an absolute must so that it becomes almost creamy in texture with a smooth and foamy top that works to balance out the bitter notes of the Campari. Making fluffy orange juice could not be easier: blitz the juice for a minute or two in a blender until foamy and fluffy and there you have it! You can also use a milk frother or a handheld whisk to achieve the creamy frothy layer. To DIY it, vigorously shake your juice in a mason jar with enough head space on top so the foam has room to form.
Garibaldi cocktail recipe substitutions and variations
Freshly squeezed juice is vital when making this cocktail but you can mix things up and give the Garibaldi recipe a sweeter twist by opting for satsuma or clementine juice. For something a little more dramatic, try blood orange juice instead (it’s a perfect cocktail for Halloween too!). Just be sure to check the sweetness of the juice is on par with the orange to balance well with the Campari. If you prefer a mocktail, make a Garibaldi Zero, leaving out the Campari and adding a dash of bitter syrup instead.
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