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Feel-good sip of the summer

feel-good-sip-webLooking for the next big thing in summer swilling that’s super easy to fix, crazy refreshing and guaranteed to blow your guests’ hair back? Then it’s time to turn back the clock, tap into a swinging classic and get your Aperol Spritz on. The go-to drink over the European summer, the revival of this thirst-quenching elixir knocked summer perennial Pimm’s off its perch during its recent blitz of Europe.

Passing the Cityscape road test with flying colours and resembling bottled sunshine, this breezy, bitter-sweet, low(ish) alcohol aperitif is almost as easy to make as it is to drink. Booze hounds can kick it up a notch with a shot of gin to really get the party started.

Aperol Spritz

Grab some:

  • Aperol Apéritif, 60 ml (if your local liquor store doesn't have it available, try New Zealand online retailers such as this one or this one).
  • Prosecco (or another dry sparkling white wine), 90 ml
  • Splash of soda water
  • 1 slice of orange
  • Ice

Make it!

Pour Aperol in a large, ice-filled white wine glass and add the Prosecco (and gin, if using). Gently stir (once!) and finish with a splash of soda water and the orange slice.


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