Who do you turn to when you need a star that represents the beauty and class of Hollywood, with the grace, charm and strength that makes her a true heroine? Campari turned to French-born actress Eva Green for their “Mythology Mixology” 2015 Calendar, and the result is nothing short of iconic and timeless.

“For me,” Green said, “this project was about much more than simply producing a calendar. It was about telling a series of stories in an imaginative, creative and beautiful way–and that’s exactly what we’ve achieved. This year, those stories are closer to the heart of Campari than ever before and I personally feel very honoured to have been part of that.”

Campari unveiled the images today at a special event with Green in London, England. This year marks the 16th edition of the calendar and collection of classic cocktails, with each month representing a story behind each of the 12 drinks.

Featuring the work of photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten, each photo has Green dressing the part next to a range of delectable cocktails, like the classic Negroni, created by Count Camillo Negroni himself in 1919, or the more modern Campari Orange Passion.

To match the classic, iconic style of the cocktails, Green needed the right outfits, courtesy of Vivienne Westwood, Versace, Alaia, and Christian Louboutin, just to name a few of the designers involved.

Only 9,999 copies of the Campari Calendar will be printed this year, and they are only distributed to “friends of Campari around the world,” the announcement stated.

Previous featured stars in the Campari Calendar have included Benicio Del Toro in 2011, Milla Jovovich in 2012, Penelope Cruz in 2013, and Uma Thurman in 2014.

Here are all 12 of the calendar images, plus outtakes from the shoot, and a cocktail recipe with some of the history behind it.

Campari 2015 Calendar

Calendar Outtakes

Featured Recipe: January – Negroni, “Seven drops that count”

Florence, 1919. It is said that, on his return from England, Count Camillo Negroni asked his favourite bar to prepare his usual Americano with seven drops of gin instead of soda.
A legend was born and still continues strong today.

NEGRONI:

  • 1 part (1 oz) Campari
  • 1 part (1 oz) Gin
  • 1 part (1 oz) red vermouth (Campari recommends Cinzano Rosso or Cinzano 1757)
  • 1 slice of orange

Pour all ingredients directly into a rock glass filled with ice. Garnish with a slice of orange.

History: The Negroni cocktail was created in Florence between 1919 and 1920 by Count Camillo Negroni. In the 1920s, the Count was a regular at the city’s Caffè Casoni and one day, tired of the Americano aperitif, he asked Fosco Scarselli, who was working behind the bar at the aristocratic Caffè, to add a touch of gin rather than soda to his Americano, in honour of his last trips to London. And so here, in this very café in Via de’ Tornabuoni, the Count’s ‘usual’ became known by the other clients as Count Negroni’s Americano, or the “Americano with a touch of gin”. The cocktail was finally named after the Count who adored it. Today, similar to back then, the cocktail is considered to be one of the most famous Italian cocktails in the world as the plain, simple ‘Negroni’.

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