Negroni Spritz


Italians are the best at cocktail hour. In Italy if you sit down for a cocktail in a bar they will bring you a delicious assortment of bar snacks at no charge. Apertivi, the drinks you might have before dinner are generally low in alcohol and very refreshing. A traditional Negroni calls for gin rather than prosecco so it can pack a punch.  This version is much lighter.

Italian cocktail hour is not a discounted happy hour, and it’s definitely not for getting drunk. Self-respecting Italians would never get drunk in public. Che imbarazzo!

  • 1 C. ice
  • 1 oz. Campari
  • 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • 3 oz. Prosecco or other sparkling white wine
  • lemon or orange wedge

Fill a tumbler with ice, pour in the Campari, and the vermouth. Stir. Top with Prosecco and stir gently. Garnish with a lemon wedge. Orange is traditional but I like that the lemon doesn’t sweeten the drink.


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I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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