Perfect Holiday Cocktail Recipe: The Campari Mint Spritz
If you’re like me and have friends who celebrate Christmas, friends who celebrate Hanukkah and ambitious friends who celebrate both, this is the perfect cocktail to serve no matter what holiday is on hand.
Campari is always a fave of mine in the aperitif category — that’s the before-dinner drinks. It’s bitter and refreshing and paired with some cranberry juice to balance the bitter, a splash of Prosecco — another perfect aperitif — and some fresh mint, it gives you that jolly red and green December color scheme.
So whatever holiday you’re celebrating, cheers to it being simple, stress-free and delicious just like this little cocktail.
Campari Mint Spritz
part cranberry juice*
parts Prosecco, or other sparkling wine such as Cava
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.
(Images: Maureen Petrosky)