What Is Campari Spritz Made Of And Taste Like?

Aperol, the Italian aperitif that serves as the main component of the ubiquitous Aperol Spritz has a slightly bitter cousin in Campari. Here, we use Campari in place of the slightly sweeter Aperol along with some blood orange juice, Prosecco and grapefruit-flavored sparkling water. To enjoy on a hot summer day while daydreaming of a café on the Italian Riviera.

  • handful of ice
  • 50ml Campari
  • 90ml dry prosecco
  • 15ml sparkling water
  • orange peel twist, to garnish


  • The first step is to fill a tumbler with ice followed by the addition of the liqueur and prosecco.
  • Second, fill the glass with carbonated water, give it a quick stir and finish it off with a twist of orange peel.

The orange peel, cherry, clove, and cinnamon in Campari create a robust bittersweet flavor. To put it simply, it’s one of the most bitter liqueurs in use today.

What are some good alternatives to Campari? Due to its singular flavor profile, this liqueur is difficult to replicate. You can pick some up at any supermarket or convenience store. Any red amaro or Aperol will do in a pinch but Aperol is noticeably sweeter.

How much does it cost?

Campari is priced about where other alcoholic beverages are in the middle. You can expect to pay around $20 for a 375 ml bottle and $25-$30 for a 750 ml bottle.