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One of the Simplest Classics
The Campari Soda is such a beautiful drink. It is just as comfortable sitting on a poolside cabana table as it is sitting by the fire on a snowy evening. It’s bright, bitter, beautiful, and always in good taste.
And yet it’s another drink that’s plagued by “plastic bottle” mixers. Campari is carefully crafted, following a century of tradition. Isn’t it worth choosing something a little more thoughtfully made to share the glass?
Just a Hint
This Campari Soda features (our partner) Q Drinks’ Soda Water. When we first received the sample I was a bit surprised to see Soda Water included among their craft mixers. Isn’t sparkling water just … well… sparkling water?
Upon tasting it, I’ll admit, it’s different. The carbonation is just right – not so sparkling that it jumps straight up your nose and not so weak that you forget its there. Likewise there’s actually a slight hint of saltiness in the water. It works beautifully alongside the Campari, highlighting and rounding out the flavor without tasting “salty”.
I never really thought about the soda water part of my Campari Soda before, but after tasting this one I’ve realized it’s worth some attention – I was surprised at the difference it made.