Simply served on the rocks and alongside some snacks like Vidalia onion dip or an array of other easy to prepare bite-sized nibbles this 10-Minute Happy Hour will be perfect for sharing with any last minute guests, or savored all by yourself.
So whatever holiday you're celebrating, cheers to it being simple, stress-free and delicious just like this little cocktail.
Campari Mint Spritz
1 part Campari
1 part cranberry juice*
3 parts Prosecco, or other sparkling wine such as Cava
5 fresh mint leaves
In a glass filled with ice add all of the ingredients, adding the mint last.
Lightly squeeze or twist, a.k.a. bruise, the mint leaves and add to the glass.
Stir one last time and enjoy.
*If you prefer a bitter sip, skip the cranberry and replace it with gin for an equally delicious cocktail.
Maureen C. Petrosky writes what she knows, food, booze and parties. Author of The Wine Club, she appears regularly on The TODAY show to share her vices (and advice) with the world. For more info check out www.maureenpetrosky.com or follow her on Twitter @maureenpetrosky.
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