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.


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.)


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.


The Champino

By Brian, June 20, 2013

The Champino



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.






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About Brian

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!

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

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