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Venetian Blush Campari orange cocktail with a green napkin.

Venetian Blush Cocktail - Campari and Orange Aperitivo

This sparkling coral-pink cocktail is a delicious pre-dinner aperitif. It features the classic crimson-hued Italian liqueur mixed with orange and pomegranate juices topped with sparkling soda.
It makes a pretty cocktail for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or brunch but is also a thirst-quenching summer drink that's not too sweet.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 240kcal
Author Michele Peterson
Cost $4


  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 2 ounces orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 ounce pomegranate juice
  • 5 ounces Sanpellegrino Aranciata Rossa  1/2 can approximately


  • Fill a double old-fashioned, stemless wine glass or specialty cocktail glass with ice cubes made with filtered water.
  • Pour in the vodka and Campari.
  • Squeeze the fresh oranges to make orange juice. Add the pomegranate and orange juices to the glass. Stir gently.
  • Top with enough chilled San Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa sparkling soda to fill the glass.
  • Garnish with an orange peel. Citrus peels are full of aromatic oils, which add depth and nuance. All you really need to finish this cocktail is a piece of peel to add some aromatic oil to its surface.


  • Serve this aperitif 30 to 60 minutes before dinner to stimulate the appetite, open the palate and aid digestion. 
  • To make a large batch, mix the vodka, Campari orange and pomegranate juices in a pitcher up to one day in advance. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Add ice and sparkling soda to the pitcher just before serving.  
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed to be accurate. It’s created by online calculators so the figures are only estimates.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 174mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Vitamin C: 28mg