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Isolation Libation: Campiello Spritz

An Italian bartender’s happy accident now is a light, refreshing cocktail.

Throughout the stay-at-home order, people were baking banana bread, following recipes from local chefs and even concocting cocktails from some of their favorite bars. As we make a slow return to normal in Southwest Florida, it’s important to be mindful of social distancing, but it’s also important to unwind and recharge. This refreshing take on an Aperol spritz from the bartenders at Campiello has the potential to transport you to happy hour from the comfort of your own kitchen, pool or man-cave. 

Spritz-style cocktails are popular for their crisp, refreshing taste. The bartenders at Campiello came up with this fun take on a Negroni variety that was supposedly made by mistake in Milan when a busy bartender accidentally poured prosecco into a Negroni instead of gin. The drink was dubbed a sbagliato, which means “messed up” or “mistake” in Italian. Now, we have the recipe so you can try this Italian cocktail at home. 

 

Campiello Spritz

What you’ll need: 

  • 1 ounces Montanaro 6 p.m. liqueur (any similar Italian bitter aperitif, such as Campari, Aperol or Aperitivo Cappalletti)
  • 1 ounces Montanaro Rosso Vermouth de Torino (can substitute with any sweet vermouth, such as Carpano Antica Formula, Cocchio Vermouth di Torino or Martini & Rossi Rosso Vermouth)
  • 3 ounces prosecco
  • 1 Castelvetrano olive
  • 1 orange swath or slice

Directions: 

  1. Add Montanaro 6 p.m. liqueur, sweet vermouth and prosecco to an empty wine glass. 
  2. Add one scoop of ice so the glass is about three quarters full and stir briefly with a bar spoon to combine all ingredients.
  3. Garnish with a twisted orange swath and Castelvetrano olive on top of the ice.