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.

6 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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