Il Palio

Friday, January 17, 2014

I can imagine only a few things more delightful on a Friday night than a Manhattan–except perhaps a Manhattan made with Campari ice cubes that melt lazily into a Boulevardier as the day turns dark.

Il Palio 

2 oz whiskey
1 oz sweet vermouth
Campari ice cubes
orange bitters
orange twist 

Combine 3/4 of an ounce of Campari and 2 ounces of distilled water and freeze in ice cube molds. Once frozen, place cubes in a rocks glass, add whiskey, vermouth and orange bitters, and stir. Garnish with a wide orange twist. 

Notes: Campari ice cubes are called for in this cocktail, but they'd also be heavenly in a Campari and soda, spritz or an Americano. Feel free to use your favorite bourbon or rye–cheers!

Image by Helen Rosner, Recipe by Jeff Faile of DC's Casa Luca.


  1. It does sound like the perfect Friday night drink... Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Oooh Campari ice cubes are such a fun idea!

  3. Umm... yes. I want my Friday night to look just like that. :) Have a lovely weekend, lady!!

  4. So pretty! That color! Good grief you're a classy lady.

  5. Love this image - and I bet the drink is even better!



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