When my husband Steve and I rented an apartment in Florence a few summers ago, we got in the habit of having this exquisite cocktail each night our local outdoor café. In my humble view, it is the season’s most sophisticated drink. Cold, sweet, bitter, a touch of sour—all add up to something beyond refreshing.
One shot of Campari
One shot of sweet vermouth
Slice of orange
Place lots of ice in a large glass. Add Campari and vermouth, fill the remainder of the glass with club soda. Stir. Add orange slice. I like to serve it with a straw.