Campari v Aperol

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Campari v Aperol

Postby Bubbles » August 7th, 2019, 3:15 pm

I always have a bottle of Campari in the summer as I love it with soda, ice and a slice of orange. I’ve never tasted Aperol or had ‘spritz’, however I did buy a can of spritz in M&S which I thought tasted - and smelled horrible. If you have had both drinks, which do you prefer?
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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby Pepper Pig » August 7th, 2019, 3:43 pm

Sorry but I think they are both vile. Give me gin and tonic any day.
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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby Bubbles » August 7th, 2019, 3:48 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:Sorry but I think they are both vile. Give me gin and tonic any day.

Ha! I love G & T too :cocktail: .
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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby StokeySue » August 7th, 2019, 4:05 pm

Aperol is way too sweet in my opinion, very sugary - best information on line is that Campari has about 20 g sugar per 100ml but Aperol has 35g! (Not sure I really trust this)
There are those who say the sweetness counteracts the bitterness, but surely sweet balances sour, and to me anything that's sweet AND bitter just tastes medicinal

I don't get the Aperol spritz thing, I don't think Aperol works with wine, just about OK with soda

I like Campari, especially in a Negroni, which I suppose is fairly sweet, but somehow the mix of flavours works
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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby suffolk » August 7th, 2019, 4:12 pm

Campari and soda every time :cocktail:
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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby PatsyMFagan » August 8th, 2019, 9:52 am

Yes, Campari and Soda for me too .. Aperol is just too sweet :td: Having said that, a G&T is my preferred summer drink :tu:
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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby liketocook » August 8th, 2019, 11:09 am

G&T for me please as my first choice. I prefer Aperol to Campari in a Negroni but vice versa with soda.
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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby patpoyntz » August 8th, 2019, 11:40 am

Good gin and soda, or a pinkers is my favourite drink, don’t like fancy mixers to take away the taste of the gin!
But for cocktails...always Campari, Aperol is a bit sweet.
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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby Seatallan » August 8th, 2019, 12:13 pm

I agree. G&T for preference but wouldn't say no if a Campari and soda hoved into view... :D :cocktail:
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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby Ratatouille » August 8th, 2019, 1:33 pm

Campari and Proseco for me but a Hendricks and fevertree by preference.
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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby Bubbles » August 9th, 2019, 3:31 pm

Love Hendricks and Fevertree! Only got Schweppes at the moment though! Waitrose had Edinburgh Gin on offer yesterday, wonder what that’s Like?.....
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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby StokeySue » August 9th, 2019, 3:47 pm

Fevertree is good, but too sweet,
I have some of Waitrose's new Dry Tonic, which has no artificial sweetener and significantly less sugar that Fevertree

I may try it later
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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby Bubbles » August 9th, 2019, 4:07 pm

Love Hendricks and Fevertree! Only got Schweppes at the moment though! Waitrose had Edinburgh Gin on offer yesterday, wonder what that’s Like?.....
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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby StokeySue » August 9th, 2019, 6:41 pm

Waitrose Essentials Dry Indian Tonic :tu: :tu: :tu:
Only downside is that the can is 250 ml not 150 ml :?
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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby Bubbles » August 9th, 2019, 6:54 pm

That is a downside Sue, means I’d have to share. :D
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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby Busybee » August 9th, 2019, 8:13 pm

Or you could just force yourself to have two drinks? ;)

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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby Ratatouille » August 10th, 2019, 8:13 am

DD gave me some Hendricks summer edition for my birthday so I'll try that tonight. :drool:
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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby Bubbles » August 10th, 2019, 1:18 pm

Busybee wrote:Or you could just force yourself to have two drinks? ;)

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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby StokeySue » August 10th, 2019, 2:29 pm

250 ml is a coffee mug full so doesn’t even fit into a 10oz highball glass with gin and ice!

It does seem odd to bring out a mixer and not sell the standard mixer size where such a thing exists
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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby Rocky » August 10th, 2019, 3:02 pm

I actually really like both. Aperol spritz is lovely when it’s done right but it rarely is.

On mixers, we are in a funny position in BVI in that mixers tend to be more expensive than the spirits so drinks tend to be on the strong side.... A six pack of tonic is more expensive than a bottle of Tanqueray!
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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby WWordsworth » August 11th, 2019, 2:03 pm

I think I need to relocate.
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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby StokeySue » August 11th, 2019, 2:13 pm

There are, or perhaps were, parts of the Eastern and South Mediterranean where tonic was Schweppes via Cyprus and very expensive., but gin whether local or imported was cheap -Lebanon and Syria for example. Syrian gin was quite nice, tasting strongly of rose petals.
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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby Rocky » August 11th, 2019, 3:42 pm

WWordsworth wrote:I think I need to relocate.


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Re: Campari v Aperol

Postby Bubbles » August 11th, 2019, 4:09 pm

Ratatouille wrote:DD gave me some Hendricks summer edition for my birthday so I'll try that tonight. :drool:

Rats what is the Hendricks Summer Edition like?
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