Refreshing wine cocktail with a twist

We are all familiar with Campari, right? It is the cardinal red Italian apéritif used to make Negronis and Americanos and all those other fancy drinks we like to sip on date night. Its bitter orange flavor is incredibly refreshing and us lovers of all things bitter might even enjoy it poured over ice but let's not be crass.

Now let's move on to the wine. A dry, steely white wine with just a touch of fruit cuts through the bitterness of the Campari. I used Pinot Grigio to keep with the Italian theme but it depends on how sweet you'd like it to be. I would only recommend to stay away from Chardonnay; it has too much of a woodsy thing going on to be good here.

Finally a splash of sparkling mineral water adds effervescence for a refreshing drink that is perfect for sipping before dinner. Our mineral water of choice is Topo Chico, bottled at the source in Monterrey, Mexico, just saying. Don't forget the lemon slices, also, orange would be good. Have a great weekend mi gente!!

Campari Wine Spritzer Recipe

1 part Campari
2 parts chilled white wine, such as Pinot Grigio
Splash cold sparkling water
Lemon slices

Fill a rocks glass with ice. Pour in Campari and wine, add a splash of sparkling water and stir to combine. Add a few lemon slices and enjoy.

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