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Hamlet Cocktail

The Hamlet cocktail is basically a Screwdriver with less orange juice and a half-ounce of Campari instead of a pinch of salt. The Campari adds a little bitterness to it, which works well against the sweetness of the orange juice (not unlike the pinch of salt in the Screwdriver).

Hamlet drink with orange twist

This is a drink that wakes up the taste buds. While it’s not your traditional aperitif, it works wonderfully as an after work drink before dinner, or a drink to pass the time while waiting for friends in a restaurant.

Overhead view of Hamlet drink with orange twist


  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Campari
  • 2 ounces orange juice

Shake the ingredients well with ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a highball glass.