Aperol Spritz’s Summer Socials!
July 19, 2017
Italy’s favourite aperitif, the Aperol Spritz, goes hand in hand with summer and last week, took over Netil 360 roof top bar in Hackney for one of its Aperol Spritz summer socials! The evening started with one of the world’s biggest cicchetti spreads (Italian small plates) laid on by renowned Peckham-based Italian dining hall Forza Win, all washed down with the perfect spritz made from 3 parts Cinzano Prosecco, 2 parts Aperol, 1 splash soda ice and a slice of zesty orange.
If like us, you just can’t get enough of this summer seductive cocktail, the Aperol-infused ice cream with Chin Chin Lab, was the perfect dessert. Aperol, frozen with liquid nitrogen created the perfect tangy ice cream. The evening itself was all perfectly accessorised with orange manicures by WAH nails, glitter facial embellishment and hands-on Aperol Spritz masterclasses with Italian bartenders.
Capturing that summer feeling in a drink that perfectly evokes that Italian glamorous lifestyle, the sun came down on Netil 360 with views over London city, against the back drop of a sunset Spritz DJ set from renowned DJ Norman Jay MBE – a magical infusion and vibe, that only Aperol can achieve…
As we raised our glasses to toast the start of a fabulous London summer, it was clear that orange was definitely becoming the new black – the summer drink of choice not only for the Italians but Londoners too. Although we will never know the secret recipe, the brilliant mix of herbs and roots is a palate pleaser in every sense of the word. My night left left me with velvety, rounded, and long-lasting orange and wood memories of a drink which first created in Padua in 1919, has become a firm favourite for every roof top terrace.
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Written by Luxuria Lifestyle Uk’s Stacey Hellewell