Gin-Campari Old-Fashioned

Dave Kwiatkowski of The Sugar House creates this variation on an old-fashioned by swapping gin for the whiskey. A splash of Campari adds bitterness and a rosy color.

  • Servings: 1 drink


  • One 2-inch-long strip of lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon Demerara simple syrup (see Note)
  • 1 teaspoon Campari
  • 3 dashes of grapefruit bitters
  • Scant pinch of fine sea salt
  • 2 ounces gin, preferably Knickerbocker or Beefeater 24
  • Ice

How to make this recipe

  1. In a rocks glass, muddle the lemon zest with the simple syrup, Campari, grapefruit bitters and sea salt. Add the gin and a few ice cubes and stir until well chilled. Top with more ice and serve right away.


To make Demerara simple syrup, in a small saucepan, dissolve 1/4 cup Demerara sugar (a coarse, raw cane sugar) in 1/4 cup water over moderate heat.

Photo © Marcus Nilsson Published June 2012

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