Did you say you were looking for a supremely simple, delicious, and special cocktail? Allow me to introduce you to The Garibaldi.
This magnificent cocktail has only two ingredients – Campari and orange juice. How can two ingredients created a multitude of sensations? The secret lies in the technical preparation of one of those ingredients, the OJ. On the menu at Dante in NYC, where this cocktail is most-famously served, the orange juice is rightly described as fluffy; blended and aerated to give it a foam-light texture. Mixed with the Campari, with its herbaceous bittersweetness, this is perfection.
So what’s in a name? The Garibaldi is named after Italian army general, Giuseppe Garibaldi, who helped unify Italy in 1871, which is represented in the coming-together or two symbolic ingredients: The Campari, from the North of Italy and the oranges, which are grown in the South.
1½ ounces Campari
4 ounces Freshly squeezed orange juice
Use an immersion blender, hand frother or electric whisk to blend the orange juice until it is foamy. Add Campari to a highball glass filled with ice. Top with the foamy orange juice and gently stir. Garnish with an orange wedge.