One of my favorite drinks is Campari with orange juice. Campari is a redder than red liqueur that pairs beautifully, both taste-wise and visually with orange juice, and is the joy of many Italians around 5pm. It's often consumed on the rocks or in a cocktail called a Negroni, which having a few more ingredients, is a little over the top for me. I like to stick to Campari con spremuta di arancia. If you order it while in Italy, be sure to ask for spremuta and don't settle for succo di arancia. What's the difference, you ask? Spremuta is fresh squeezed orange juice vs. succo which is pre-bottled, and it makes all the difference in the world! So, what is Campari exactly? No one really knows; well, almost no one. It was invented back in 1867 in Milan by Gaspare Campari and is still made by employees sworn to secrecy.
So, what do convents have to do with Campari? Not much, except that now that this one has a lovely bar, I had my all time best campari with orange juice EVER here.....on the lawn.....on a beautiful day. sigh.