The Opening Act Cocktail

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The first week back after the holidays calls for a Friday night cocktail! This one has two of my favorite ingredients, ginger liquor and Campari! Light and refreshing – the perfect opening act to the weekend.

2 oz domain canton
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz lime juice
Seltzer
Dash orange bitters

Combine in all ingredients in a colins glass, stir, add ice and top with seltzer and a lime wedge.

Serves 1.

Campari Ginger Cocktail

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It has been one of those weeks! Crazy kids, crazier work – chaos all around! It’s Friday! I won an award! And it’s time to celebrate! This little cocktail is amazing – the ginger and Campari are perfect together!

Ingredients:
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 oz campari
2 oz Domain Canton

Pour in a glass, stir, add ice, drink & repeat!

Serves 1.

Un-Usual Suspect

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I love chow.com! This was based on a drink I found on their site. I used Campari and orange bitters in place of similar ingredients and left out the honey syrup (i don’t like my cocktails too sweet) and it turned just perfect!

INGREDIENTS
Ice
1 1/2 oz gin
3/4 oz fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 oz Drambuie
1/4 oz fresh lemon juice
1/8 oz Campari
Dash of Angostura bitters
1 grapefruit twist

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, strain, enjoy!

Campari Friday Night Special

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I love Campari – its bitterness is just a delight, but it’s a bit too much for my hubby. So after looking for some inspiration I came up with this tasty cocktail.

1 ounce gin
1/2 ounce Campari
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1/2 ounce dry vermouth
2 – 3 dashes orange bitters
1/2 orange slice

Mix all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain and pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Add orange slice.