Monday, April 25, 2011

Campari and Hangovers

Yesterday was Easter.  I gave up booze for Lent (only cheated 4 times, to Catholics that's kind of a FAIL).  But, Easter was going to be glorious none the less.  By glorious I mean having a questionable night winding up on Jenny Bradley's couch wearing bunny ears and a peacoat.  After hopping a 71 at 7am back to the sunset and saying hi to my sister on her way to work I crashed in a giant t-shirt that read "Josephina's".  

Then decided the only thing to do was make my homemade Campari!  How to make TRUE Campari is Top Secret info guarded by the Italian government-This is Lena Fay's best guess, and it's damn close and damn good.  

You need:
1 wide mouth gallon jar with tight lid (pickle jars from Costco work great)
3 tangerines or oranges 
2 lemons or grapefruit
1 1/2 c sugar
1/2 a vanilla bean
2 1/2 bottles rose wine
1 c vodka
1/4 c rum

Chop your fruit wide and mix all that stuff together!
Shake that stuff! Don't ever think this is how I look.  Once again, hungover and in glasses.
Now remember delayed gratification is the definition of maturity.  Wait about 6 weeks. add rum then!

Things to do in the meantime? Practice your Italian flash cards that your sister's husband makes you!

How does one drink Compari one may ask?

Like this: It's called a Spritz

I like:
3/4 Prosecco
1/4 homemade Campari
Orange wedge
over ice

So today is "little" Easter. I think I can wear those ears again.  

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