do you have a go-to summer drink?
originating from sun-soaked city of padua in northern italy back in 1919, aperol‘s tempting mix of bitter orange, gentian, rhubarb and cinchona make it not just a perfect tipple to enjoy on the rocks but also an essential ingredient of the zesty cocktail that has become my drink of choice when dining alfresco this summer. the fact the drink is also the sponsor of my beloved manchester united doesn’t hurt either; apparently aperol’s “embodiment of success, freshness, celebration and sociability, [and] the shared values between the two brands made this a natural partnership.” ♥
a simple concoction of three parts prosecco, two parts aperol and one part soda water, the cocktail is incredibly easy to whip up at home, garnished simply with a slice of orange and plenty of ice. my housemates and i put our bartender skills to the test and mixed up a few tall glasses to enjoy in the park.
let’s just say, it was as easy as 3, 2, 1… spritz!