I call this Campari cocktail a bicycle because once you are on, you are on, just keep pedaling, have another.–Daniel de la Falaise
LC At First Blush Note
This Campari cocktail is perhaps the simplest cocktail to concoct ever. Simply pour Campari and Champagne in a glass and sit back and reflect, as you sip, on how you handled that task with such ease and grace—or, even better, let your guests help themselves since you’ll want to tailor each cocktail with whatever proportion of Campari and Champagne (or, if you care for things a touch sweeter, prosecco) you deem most lovely. It’s helpful to recall that Campari is quite bitter and even the faintest blush of the ruby elixir in bubbly may be a tad too much for those accustomed to taking their bubbly straight. So start modestly and then act with caution—apt advice for whenever behavior mingles with booze, eh?
- Quick Glance
- 5 M
- 5 M
- Serves 1
- Ice cubes
- 2 to 3 teaspoons Campari, or to taste
- 4 to 5 ounces chilled dry white wine or sparkling wine (light wines with a hint of effervescence work well, as do wines with some sweetness)
- Sprig mint, sliced stone fruit, strawberry, borage leaf or flower, or other accoutrements for garnish
- 1. Chill your wine glasses.
- 2. Place a cube of ice in each glass. Add a blush of Campari (we encourage you to start with the smaller amount) and then top it off with chilled dry white wine. Garnish with a sprig of mint, a slice of white peach or a strawberry, and if you want to be hoity-toity, a borage leaf or flower.