The Champino

Happy Thirsty Thursday everybody!  Sorry I am a slacker and didn’t post last week.  Things have been a little crazy around the home front.  But luckily, the craziness has produced some good stories.  Here’s one where I find myself a new toy.

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Let me start this story by telling you that I have never played a round of golf in my life.  I have been to the driving range and I did run a small putt-putt hustling ring in high school but a full 18 has just never happened.  The past few summers I have told myself that I wanted to give it the old college try and get out for a round.  However, I have constantly come up with excuses.  I don’t know the ettiquette, I didn’t want to force a friend to take me out for the first time, and most of all I didn’t have clubs.  However, I no longer have the last excuse thanks to my lovely wife. (I did the books for his high school putt-putt hustle, no bigs.)

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The other day Whit was doing dishes and was admiring our view, of the dumpster, (urban transitional neighborhood. it’s a thing.) when she saw one of our neighbors throwing out a full set of golf clubs.  She then yells to tell me this and I immediate go outside to investigate.  When I get to the clubs I see that they are a little dated but overall in good shape so I pick them up.  Just as I turn around, the former owner is walking up with another set of things he is throwing away.  He proceeds to tell me that he was having a yard sale that was slow and so he decided to throw some things away.  At this point I am thinking “he threw these things in the trash, there is no way I’m paying him for these” What? I’m Jewish. And then I say “Cool, well good luck” and carry my new clubs back to my garage.  Needless to say the price was right and I am pretty pumped to try them out on a course.  So, who wants to take me golfing?  If you do, I promise to bring refreshments.  And if you ask nicely I may even bring the ingredients to make Champino’s.  Although I’m pretty sure I will need to get the biggest golf bag available to be able to carry champagne, vermouth, and campari.  But that is totally my style.

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The Champino

By Brian, June 20, 2013

The Champino

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Add the Campari and Vermouth to a glass with ice.  Stir to mix and chill the liquids.  Strain into a champagne flute and top with champagne or prosecco.  Garnish with a lemon twist.

Cheers,

Brian

 

 

 

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Brian is the Chief Taste Tester, Mixologist, and Resident CSS Wizard at Whit's Amuse Bouche. When he's not writing code, you can find him with a brown drink in one hand, and a hairbrush in the other. He prefers Colorado-raised lamb to all other meats. View all posts by Brian →

2 Responses to The Champino

  1. I will totally golf with you next time I’m home (and can leave the fam for 4hrs).

    This drink sounds amazing!

    Reply
    Nick ZZZZZ says: June 20, 2013 at 5:42 pm

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