The Garibaldi at Dante

Citrus always plays an important role when they are featured in cocktail. This is exceptionally true in the Garibaldi cocktail which is a classic Italian aperitivo cocktail. With only two ingredients, the Orange Juice can make or break the quality of the cocktail.  Arguably the very best version of this cocktail is served at Dante in New York City by Naren Young.

Naren says of the Dante Garbalid:

“Much of the inspiration for bringing back this simple mixed drink came from a place in Sydney called North Bondi Italian Food, located meters from the water at Australia’s most famous beach. Many customers would come in from the ocean, still dripping wet and covered in sand and the bartenders would be making Garibaldi’s with fresh orange or grapefruit juice, squeezed fresh to order. At that time, I had no idea it was traditionally called a Garibaldi in Italy; I just knew it as a ‘Campari & Orange’. What we do at Dante is call this ‘fluffy orange juice’ on the menu because we juice peeled oranges through a very high speed Breville juicer, which essentially pushes air into the juice, creating this beautiful, frothy, velvety, fluffy texture that is now being copied around the world. Simple, classic, fresh, refreshing.”

Photo by Steve Freihon

Garibaldi Recipe

  • 1.5 oz. Campari
  • Fresh orange juice

METHOD: Add 2 ice cubes to glass. Add Campari and a little of the OJ. Stir well to combine. Add 1 more ice cube and fill remainder of glass with OJ. Garnish with an orange wedge resting on rim.

Dante details

79-81 Macdougal St, New York, NY 10012 | (212) 982-5275 | @dantenewyorkcity

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