Campari Sun

Campari Sun cocktail in Miller HIgh Life bottles
Photo by Jens Johnson

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.”

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  • 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.

Published on July 4, 2020