The first time I had Campari, I was in Paris, and it was the only thing on the menu that I recognized, from one line in Life Aquatic.
I hated it, but was too embarrassed to say as much. In the eight years since, I’ve actually developed an appreciation for the apéritif and one of its signature cocktails, the Negroni.
Our friend Kate Digby Skinner, an interior designer/photographer, chose Annie Hall, and in tribute to her go-to cocktail of the moment, we made a variation of the Negroni; a classic cocktail paired with a classic rom-com.
The La Di Da, named for the titular character’s somewhat aloof line, is equal parts gin, Campari and sweet vermouth, plus a splash of grapefruit juice and a small wedge to garnish.
- 1 oz gin
- 1 oz Campari
- 1 oz sweet vermouth
- splash fresh grapefruit juice
- grapefruit wedge
Shake and pour over ice