Cup Day & Cocktails at The Colombo x Societe Magazine Lounge.

Cup Day & Cocktails at The Colombo x Societe Magazine Lounge.

With preparation for The Colombo x Societe Magazine's big event at New Zealand Cup & Show week this year we've been getting into the brains of some of the greatest mixologists for our menu. 

It's safe to say Campari is a liqueur that we'll be seeing a lot of this Summer, it's the one we recommend to keep in your cupboard at home for these coming months. 

Yes gone are the days of this bad boy being the last remaining bottle of spirit you dared to touch in your parents liquor cabinet because this bright red liquid goodness can be richly rewarding once you come around. It's long on flavor & you can generally savor them, letting them linger in your glass for some time. 

Campari itself is relatively low in alcohol (24% alcohol by volume), so when you cut an ounce or two of it with soda, you produce a drink that's not much more potent than wine, and seriously refreshing on a hot day. 

So we've listed our five favourite drinks to make with Campari. 

You can purchase tickets to our big event at NZ Cup & Show week at BLACKEYEPEACH at The Colombo. $160 Inc. Members ticket and access into The Colombo x Societe Magazine Lounge. $90 Inc. Access into The Colombo x Societe Magazine Lounge. 

CAMPARI-SODA

Most of the drinks in this roundup are simple, but this is the simplest of them all—so simple, in fact, the recipe is in the title. The flavor is crisp and mildly bitter, with lightly spicy flavors. A squeeze of lemon or orange juice isn't out of bounds here, because Campari's flavors marry well with citrus. This drink is so popular in Italy that Campari actually makes a premixed version, known as Camparisoda.

THE NEGRONI 

What makes the Negroni such a great cocktail is the way in which everything harmonizes. Gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth all contain botanical herbs that meld well in this drink. The vermouth and Campari balance each other, providing bittersweet notes that are smoothed out by the gin. And if you choose your ingredients well (specifically, if your gin and vermouth have some body to them), the drink has a rich, smooth texture that's very pleasant.

CAMPARI SANGUINEA

JASMINE

EEYORE'S REQUIEM


You can purchase tickets to our big event at NZ Cup & Show week at BLACKEYEPEACH at The Colombo. $160 Inc. Members ticket and access into The Colombo x Societe Magazine Lounge. $90 Inc. Access into The Colombo x Societe Magazine Lounge.