It's Fri-yay! Even though I'm currently on my summer holiday, I reckon all Fridays should be celebrated, always. Am I right or am I right?
One of our evenings in Rome (yes, sorry - I'm still living on that Italy high), we saw something they called Summer Spritz on the drink menu. It looked like sunset in a glass, and since it was a hot evening, summer and sunset - what better drink to order? Said and done - and my friend & I both loved the drink so much that we had to stop our waitress and ask her for the ingredients. Back home, I re-created this and it turned out the same - win. But it did take me two tries to get it right, though. Why? Well, the first time I forgot the most important ingredient; the Aperol. And without that ingredient, it really wasn't the same at all. The Aperol is what really makes the drink, to be honest.
If you're not into the classic sweet summer drinks - this might be your new go-to. This is the perfect (slightly bitter & sparkling) drink for when you want to cool off after everything from a sweaty day out and about in the city, to when you've just come out of the shower after a day at the beach. Best served ice cold in a stunning place, like in a sun drenched garden somewhere. How does that sound?
The sweet Prosecco works perfectly with the somewhat bitter taste of grapefruit and Aperol. I'm not the biggest fan of drinking Prosecco as it is, I find it to be too sweet - but mixed with something else, then I find that Prosecco can be very good. Like in this case, for example.INGREDIENTS: serving 2
- 5 cl Aperol
- 25 cl Prosecco
- 5 cl vodka
- 10 cl grapefruit juice
- Fresh grapefruit to garnish
HOW TO:Add all the ingredients to a jug, with lots of ice, and stir. Pour into glasses and decorate with a slice of grapefruit. If you want to, you can pour in the Aperol last after you've mixed the other ingredients, to get that nice faded effect when serving your drinks.