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The Bittersweet

(recipe, Carrie Floyd)

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You can either serve this drink up, in a martini glass, or on the rocks.


  1. ¼ cup Campari
  2. ¼ cup plus 2 Tablespoons sweet vermouth
  3. ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  4. 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  5. ⅛ tsp. rose water (optional)
  6. Superfine sugar (optional)
  7. Orange slices for garnish (optional)


  1. Drink Assembly No. 1: Combine all the ingredients (except the superfine sugar and the orange slices) in a 2-cup measuring cup, stir to mix, then divide into bucket-type glasses filled with ice before garnishing with the orange slices.
  2. Drink Assembly No. 2: Make sugar rims on your martini glasses by running a lemon wedge around the rim of the glasses, then swirling the moistened edges in a saucer of superfine sugar. Place all the remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice; shake, then strain into the glasses.


Read more about summertime drinks in Carrie Floyd's article "Cool summer cocktails."