Thursday, September 6, 2012

Campari Smash

Campari Smash, 11"x14" oil on linen

My favorite end of summer and beginning of fall cocktail is the Smash.  It's refreshing, minty and packs a kick.  A whiskey smash is probably the most popular, but you can actually use any spirit with your lemon, mint and sugar.  Earlier this year I was at a Campari event where Jason Schiffer made my wife a beautiful and delicous Campari Smash.  I am a huge fan of Campari, but I never would have thought to put it in this drink.  Of course Jason knows what he's doing and the bitter, earthy flavors of the Campari balanced out perfectly with the citrus and mint.  It instantly became a new favorite and inspiration for my latest painting.

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