Campari Spritz

Campari Spritz

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

In Speakeasy, Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric of Employees Only say that Campari Spritz is the predecessor of the popular Aperol Spritz: "Whereas the Aperol version is soft, the Campari version is bold and assertive."

It's served with a green olive, which is a surprisingly delicious partner for the tangy, slightly bitter cocktail. Consider serving these with a pre-dinner spread that includes cheeses, charcuterie, olives, and pickles.

  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 2 minutes
  • Total time:2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Prosecco or other sparkling wine
  • 1 ounce club soda
  • 2 ounces Campari
  • garnish: 1 large green olive, or 3 small olives on a pick

Directions

  1. 1.

    Fill rocks glass with ice. Add sparkling wine, club soda, and Campari. Stir gently. Garnish with olives.