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Mom’s Italian Soda: A Campari and Prosecco Cocktail

Sometimes Mom (and Dad!) just need an “Italian soda.” This simple and sophisticated Prosecco cocktail hits the spot. Cin cin!

Campari and Prosecco Cocktail RecipeHere’s something I know a lot of us are looking forward to: toasting the end of 2016. Lucky for us, it will look like we’re toasting the beginning of 2017, and no one has to know unless they KNOW. And if your cocktail is a little bitter? Well. Who isn’t right now?

As you can tell from Umami Girl’s cocktails section, I’m a big fan of Champagne and also of bitter flavors in my cocktails. This simple and sophisticated Prosecco cocktail with Campari ticks both those boxes and absolutely zero others. Two ingredients, two minutes max. I’ll drink to that.

Campari and Prosecco Cocktail RecipeThe more new years I see, the more I enjoy the annual rituals. I especially like the feeling of gearing up for a nice clean January (a little more exercise, a little less to eat and drink) while FULLY indulging in the end of December festivities. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, am I right? All upside.

I’ll leave you to your family, your friends, your last thoughts in the last moments of this helluva year. Thanks for providing me with purpose, consistency and a non-apocalyptic reason to drink. You guys (aka 83% women) are wonderful.

Happy New Year. Talk to you soon.

Carolyn xx

Mom's Italian Soda: A Campari and Prosecco Cocktail

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Sometimes Mom just needs an "Italian soda." Maybe it's New Year's Eve, and maybe it's not. Cin cin!


  • 1/2 to 1 ounce Campari, to taste
  • Good dry Prosecco (or your favorite dry sparkling wine)*


  • Pour the Campari into a champagne glass, fill the glass with Prosecco, stir gently and serve immediately.


Recipe Notes

  • * To be perfectly honest, our "house bubbly" (because yup, that's how we roll) is Domaine Chandon Brut Classic from California. It works great here.
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Hi there, I'm Carolyn, and I'm delighted you're here. I'm a NYC-area food, travel, yoga, coffee, wine, running, music making and book obsessive with a great family and a love for sharing it all with you. Grab a drink and come on in. Learn more.