This fall when you make plans to celebrate the season with friends and family, add an unexpected twist to the usual gathering by embracing the longtime ritual of the “aperitivo.” The aperitivo has been an Italian tradition for more than a century, where friends and family mingle over cocktails and enjoy light appetizers to stimulate their appetite before the main meal that lies ahead.



Served at the Tarpit in Los Angeles

1 oz. Campari

1 oz. Sweet Vermouth

Splash of Champagne

Pour Campari and Sweet Vermouth over ice into a shaker.  Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Add a splash of champagne. Garnish with lemon twist.