Courtesy Will Abner, for SpringHouse, Alexander City, AL
Abner created this drink for restaurant/ catering space SpringHouse. It originated when people would pour a shot of Campari into a bottle of Miller High Life (a mixture nicknamed “Camparty”) after catering a wedding party. He took the drink one step further with leftover grapefruit juice.
Eventually, it became a brunch staple at the Alabama venue, as well as a go-to for impromptu lakeside cocktails. The drink is mixed in the bottle. “Never fear if it bubbles up,” he says. “After all, this is a cocktail designed for swimwear.”
- 1 (12-ounce) bottle Miller High Life or other American lager (Abner also suggests grapefruit radler)
- ½ ounce Campari
- 1½ ounces grapefruit juice
Open beer and drink about 2 ounces. Add Campari, then top with grapefruit juice.