Campari Christmas Kiss Cocktail

The combo of Bourbon and Campari make this a great drink for the holidays.

This cocktail is inspired by the classic Boulevardier. The addition of bitters and cherries amp up the flavor without overpowering the bourbon and Campari.

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If your bar is anything like mine, you probably have a few random mixers and liquors that you don’t use very often. A while back, I bought Campari to make Negroni’s and sort of forgot that I had it.

I asked my husband to bring up all the mixers and liquors we don’t use from our basement bar so I could concoct a cocktail.

I searched for Campari recipes and found several for the Boulevardier. A classic drink that’s basically a Negroni with Bourbon instead of Gin.

  • 1 1/2 oz Bourbon
  • 3/4 oz sweet vermouth
  • 3/4 oz Campari
  • Orange or lemon twist

The Campari Christmas Kiss adds a few things to it, and I adjusted the ratios:

  • 1.5 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • .25 oz Roses Lime Juice
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 1 lemon twist on top
Shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with cherry and cranberry.


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Campari Christmas Kiss Cocktail

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  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


Campari and Bourbon make this the perfect festive cocktail.


  • 1.5 oz Bourbon, I like Makers for this cocktail
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • .25 oz Roses Lime Juice
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • Lemon Twist
  • Cranberries for garnish
  • Luxardo Cherries


  1. Combine all liquors and mixers and shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
  2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a cherry and cranberry.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: American
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