Last Friday night I was invited to an Aperol Spritz media event at the Severn Shed, ahead of the upcoming Bristol Aperol Spritz Socials this weekend and next weekend in Bristol. Now, I LOVE an Aperol Spritz, and being half Italian I couldn’t well turn down an opportunity not only to learn more about this awesome cocktail, but also be in for a chance to win a bottole of Aperol and Prosecco to take home!
Our host for the evening, Aperol’s Brand Ambassador Loris Contro, told us all about the history of this famous Italian ‘aperitivo’ and showed us how to make the perfect Aperol Spritz, in 3 simple steps.
For those of you who aren’t sure, here is the recipe to make the perfect Aperol Spritz:
Fill a large wine glass with ice and pour in:
- 3 parts Prosecco (75 ml)
- 2 parts Aperol (50 ml)
- 1 dash of Soda Water (25 ml)
- Garnish with a slice of fresh orange, sit back, relax and enjoy
As part of the evening there was also a competition to see who could make the fastest and best Aperol Spritz…a few of us entered, and it was so nerve-racking! Silly really, all you’re doing is making a drink as fast as you can in front of a load of strangers…!!
Unfortunately I didn’t win…but I did come a respectable second with a time of 28 seconds! The girl who won made hers in 20 seconds – pretty amazing, and it tasted good!
So tonight the Aperol Spritz Socials are coming to Bristol! In Anchor Square, Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo will be there tonight to spin the tunes, and Aperol are going to be there from tonight and on 19th & 20th, plus next week too on 25th, 26th & 27th June. Apparently there are also going to be tuk tuks to take you and your cocktails between bars! If the weather stays as nice as it is today then I can’t actually imagine a better drink to drink than a nice Aperol Spritz…i’m not even kidding, it’s SUCH a perfect summer drink!