A No-Nonsense Sunday Nightcap

Ok, ok… I dropped the ball last week and left you hanging with no new recipe to speak of. Shame on me! Truth be told, it was just one of those really hard, exhausting weeks and because I’m human, I just didn’t have it in me… that is, until Sunday rolled around and I decided to fix myself a twilight cocktail.

I was getting ready to face the new work week… and if you’re like me, you know there’s a certain amount of grumbling that goes along with that (read: I wanted to curl up into the fetal position and whine about it… a lot). In fact, if I’m honest, I was feeling bitter about having to get back into the grind, and I think that’s where this cocktail inspiration came from. Now, that’s not to say she’s a negative Nancy drink at all… she’s actually quite smooth, and ended up being incredibly calming. The bitterness and sour combination was just right, and as usual, gin was just what I needed.



  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz vermouth (I used dry but you could definitely roll with sweet)
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz fresh squeeze lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously until well-chilled. Pour into a glass over ice and garnish with a lemon.

Sometimes at the end of a crap-tastic week, all you have the energy for is pouring some tastiness into a glass to make a drink that involves no fancy frizzles. That’s what this drink is and it was oh-so-perfect.

On a more up-beat note, my tardiness means you may get TWO recipes this week, so yay!!