Two years ago I stumbled onto the description of an intriguing summer cocktail: a shot of Campari topped with IPA, served with ice and a twist of lemon. One bitter sip was all it took; I was hooked on what has since become my favorite simple summer apéritif. Have you tried it?
→ Read the Summer Cocktails Made Simpler at The New York Times
Campari & IPA Spritzer
1 1/2 ounces Campari
1/2 bottle (6 ounces) IPA beer
Lemon twist, to garnish (optional)
Fill a glass with ice. Add Campari. Slowly pour in the beer. If garnishing with the lemon, squeeze the lemon peel over the drink to release the oils, and rub around the rim of the glass. Drop garnish into the glass and serve.
Edited from post originally published June 30, 2011.
(Images: Anjali Prasertong)