Sanguine is an odd word in the English language. Even though it derives from the Latin word for "blood," it means positive or confident. The Sanguinella is the brainchild of the Villa Massa distillery. The Sanguinella is not far removed from the Italian Sunrise, one of my first original creations, and I slightly adapted the original recipe.
Combine in a shaker with ice, shake with confidence, and strain into a chilled glass. Lemon or orange garnish optional.
The original Sanguinella calls for much more citrus juice. However, I didn't want the acidity of the lemon and orange juices to dominate the drink. The Lupo limoncello and Campari already bring those flavors to this refreshing liquid party, so I cut back on the juices. Speaking of parties, I suspect the Sanguinella would be a very good drink to serve at them, especially in warm weather.
Have a Sanguinella, and have a bloody good time.