Meet Anita, Australia’s Cocktail

Thalita Alves is a name you need to remember. She is one of the best bartenders in Australia. Partnering with Campari she has now published her cocktail, Anita, in the Campari Red Diaries Calendar. Best of all, Australia sits at the top, January.

The Anita is more than just a cocktail but a rather lovely story from Thalita around where she is from, where she has come and how it all comes together. Before you see the recipe below, learn the story through the video below.

There is a huge amount of passion in all of the stories behind each cocktail featuring Campari in the Red Diaries however since this is representing Australia – we must feature it for you.

How to make the world famous “Anita”

The Ingredients (note – 1 cl = 10ml)

  • 2 cl Campari
  • 4 cl Cachaca Sagatiba Velha
  • 2 cl fresh blood orange juice
  • 1 cl fresh lime juice
  • 1 cl macadamia orgeat syrup
  • Fresh basil sprigs

The Process

  1. Pour all the ingredients into a shaker with a single block of ice and shake well.
  2. Strain the mixture into a crystal cocktail glass
  3. Garnish with fresh basil sprigs
  4. Do it all with finesse like Thalita 🙂


You can enjoy all 12 cocktails in the video series available here


Living in Sydney his entire life, Geoff has always had a close eye on technology. Through school and immediately after, tech held his focus. Attending University later in life, Geoff began his IT career immediately after leaving high school and has been in the industry ever since. In his spare time he launched a YouTube channel focused on consumer tech that had millions of views. This led to work on community radio talking tech every week and has now stepped him into the studios of 2GB / 4BC every Saturday helping people with tech problems and reviewing the latest gadgets.

When Geoff is looking away from the screen he can be found holding a glass of red wine, spending time with friends and/or watching the Formula 1.



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