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Substitute for Campari in a recipe?

mjmiller's picture

I have a recipe for Blood Orange Marmalade I'd like to try.  The recipe calls for a small amount of Campari and since I don't want to purchase a whole bottle, does anyone know if there is an appropriate substitute?  I saw some Blood Orange Bittlers and thought it might be perfect, but not sure.  Thanks !

Adele's picture

(post #37074, reply #1 of 5)

Vermouth can be substituted.  You could always just leave it out.

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Heather's picture

(post #37074, reply #2 of 5)

Do you have the orange bitters or you just saw them in the store? Campari is definitely bitter so those might work. you'd have to taste them though because I have a feeling they would be more intense.

Lee's picture

(post #37074, reply #3 of 5)

Campari is in the same category as bitters, but it's very herbal in flavor.  When is it added to the other ingredients?  Can you try the orange bitters in a small portion of the marmalade? 

mjmiller's picture

(post #37074, reply #4 of 5)

I ended up using the orange bittlers and it really came out terrific.  Thanks!

Regality's picture

(post #37074, reply #5 of 5)

I just saw this.  What a coincidence!  A friend just gave me one of those one drink sized bottles of Campari, which might have been just what you needed! 


 


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Edited 2/12/2009 2:11 pm by Regality