Campari Cosmo Cocktail

Skyy Vodka's Campari Cosmo Cocktail

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
257 Calories
0g Fat
15g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 257
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 63mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Campari puts an interesting spin on the cosmopolitan. The aperitif has a bitter taste that takes some getting used to, though it plays wonderfully with this vodka martini's citrus flavors to create an approachable drink everyone can enjoy. It makes an impressive before dinner cocktail and is a beautiful addition to any dinner party, no matter what's on the menu.

The Campari cosmo recipe was created to feature Skyy Citrus Vodka and it is a wonderful choice. However, you could also pour either Skyy's blood orange or grapefruit vodka for an equally tasty drink. The vodka's sweet fruitiness is the perfect counterpart to Campari and the orange juice and triple sec add a perfect balance.


  • 2 ounces citrus vodka

  • 1 ounce Campari

  • 1 splash triple sec

  • 1 ounce orange juice

  • Orange slice, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the citrus vodka, Campari, triple sec, and orange juice.

  3. Shake well.

  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  5. Garnish with an orange slice. Serve and enjoy.


  • The average orange yields between 2 and 3 ounces of juice, so you can easily get a couple of drinks out of a single fruit.
  • If you opt for bottled juice, choose one that is pulp-free and not from concentrate for the best tasting drink.
  • For the triple sec, Cointreau and Combier are two premium options that will make a great cosmo. Some of the less expensive brands can be very syrupy, so if you want to improve all of your drinks (including margaritas), keep a quality brand in stock.
  • A twist of orange peel is a great alternative garnish to a full slice because it looks very elegant when draped over the rim of a cocktail glass. You can also twist it over the drink with a gentle squeeze to express the peel's oils, giving it an extra kiss of brilliant citrus flavor.

Recipe Variations

  • Mix up a small pitcher of this cocktail to make serving it at a dinner party quick and easy. Simply multiply all of the ingredients for the number of drinks you need and stir it up with ice before your guests arrive. Keep it cool in the refrigerator.
  • Bring back the cosmo's cranberry flavor by pouring cranberry juice rather than orange.

How Strong Is a Campari Cosmo?

The Campari cosmo is designed to be a short cocktail that's enjoyed with appetizers or dinner. You're not likely to mix up more than one round a night and that's a good thing because it's a pretty strong cocktail. It mixes up to 23 percent ABV (46 proof), which is twice the strength of a glass of wine.