What ingredients are in these liqueurs?

From Campari to Chartreuse, we try to unravel the mystery inside.

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This bitter liqueur is as Italian as pizza. Usually served on the rocks or with a splash of soda and a slice of orange, its bright red color is obtained from the infusion of herbs and fruit (including chinotto and cascarilla) in alcohol and water.

Campari recently celebrated its 150th anniversary. But all along, the recipe has been a closely guarded secret. So great is the secrecy that some ingredients for Campari are reportedly shipped straight to the director's office in plain brown wrappers.

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