The Bicicletta is a classic but often overlooked Italian apertif. This simple yet elegant concoction combines dry white wine, typically a crisp Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc, with the herbal bitterness of Campari and a generous splash of sparkling water.

Served over ice and garnished with a zesty lemon or orange slice, the Bicicletta is a light and effervescent drink that's perfect for warm afternoons.

Its harmonious blend of flavors, from the wine's crispness to the Campari's bitterness, makes it a delightful pre-dinner sip that transports you to the breezy streets of Italy.


  • 90ml dry white wine (such as pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc)
  • 60ml Campari
  • Club soda, chilled, to top
  • Garnish: 2 orange wheels


  1. Add the white wine and Campari into a double rocks glass or a wine glass.
  2. Fill the glass three-quarters with ice, top with club soda, and stir gently and briefly to combine.
  3. Garnish with 2 orange wheels.