A popular bitter, bright red Italian apéritif, which is often mixed with soda. It's also consumed without a mixer and used in some cocktails. Regular Campari has an astringent, bittersweet flavor; sweet Campari is also available.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.