Makes 1 cocktail


11/2 ounces dry white wine

1 ounce Campari

1/2 ounce soda water

1 orange slice

1 green olive (optional)


1. Fill a rocks glass with 3 or 4 ice cubes. Add the white wine, Campari, and soda water.

2. Stir with a bar spoon, then add the orange slice and an olive on a cocktail skewer.

- Marisa Huff, Aperitivo: The Cocktail Culture of Italy

Note: Easy variations include Aperol Spritz (replace the Campari with Aperol) and Spritz Bianco (equal parts white wine and soda, with a lemon garnish and no liqueur or olive). EndText