Jasmine Cocktail – Campari, Gin, Cointreau and Lemon Juice

The theme for this month’s Mixology Monday is the style of italian bitters known as Amaro. Having recently picked up a bottle of Campari I had an idea of what I was going to make. I had mixed Negronis a couple of times and a few variations on them but hadn’t quite fallen for them, the bitterness was overpowering but the flavours interesting. A few recipes I read balanced the bitterness with champagne and fresh orange but not having them I kept searching.

Jasmine Cocktail Finally I stumbled upon the Jasmine cocktail. I love cocktails mixed with lemon juice, the flavour is so crisp and so fresh and surprisingly it seems bring out the orange in the campari (or maybe thats the triple sec.) The other thing about this cocktail is how it takes on a new flavour, bigger than any of the individual flavours.

The Jasmine

  • 1 1/2 ounces of gin
  • 1 ounce cointreau
  • 3/4 ounce campari
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice

Traditionally shaken and strained into a cocktail glass, I prefer to shake quickly and serve in a old fashioned glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel and an olive.

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64 Responses to “Jasmine Cocktail – Campari, Gin, Cointreau and Lemon Juice”

  1. Looka!» Blog Archive » Mixology Monday XXXIX: Amaro — The Roundup! commented:

    […] Hess was the first person I know of to begin popularizing this lovely tipple, the Campari-based Jasmine. Harrington’s added some kind of magic to this drink too, an undefinable, non-tangible bit of […]

  2. Carolorenge commented:

    First of all let me say, “the picture of this cocktail is making me testy!!!”
    Trust me I have a few cocktail drinks under my belt, but boy I can’t wait to add this one to it. After trying it i’ll be back to give my review, so watch this space :)