As the hot summer weather continues here in the UK, we thought we would take a look at some more refreshing drinks you can make at home whilst enjoying an alfresco meal with family and friends with something more in the Hotel STARLINO range.
Last month we looked at how to prepare the STARLINO Rosé Spritz and this month we take a look at how to make the STARLINO Arancione Spritz, which is mixed with sparkling wine and soda, and makes for the perfect new Aperol Spritz of the summer and interesting twist on the popular drink.
Launched in June, this refreshing Italian Apertivio is produced in North-Eastern Italy at Torino Distillati in Piedmont. The all natural STARLINO Arancione is made by blending white wine, orange distillate, which is distilled from IGP certified Sicilian blood oranges, lemon peel plus seven other herbs and botanicals. It is low in ABV at just 17% and therefore offers a healthier alternative that not only tastes great but looks like a cocktail should.
Here are three STARLINO Arancione drinks you can try at home, as it is equally refreshing on the rocks or simply topped with tonic water. Or if you are looking for a healthier option, you can mix it with an alcohol free sparkling wine such as Scavi and Ray or Thomson & Scott.
To make the STARLINO Arancione Spritz, you will need 1 part STARLINO Arancione, 1 part sparkling wine, 1 part soda and an orange. Add some ice into a long stem glass followed by 1 part STARLINO Arancione and top up with 1 part sparkling wine and 1 part soda and then garnish with a slice of orange.
The STARLINO and Tonic is even easier, as you only need 1 part STARLINO Arancione, 2 parts tonic water and an orange. Fill a tumbler glass with ice and add 1 part STARLINO Arancione followed by 2 parts tonic and then garnish with a slice of orange for a refreshing summer drink.
Finally, the STARLINO Arancione on the Rocks is made with just STARLINO Arancione and ice. Fill a rocks glass with some ice, add STARLINO Arancione and garnish with a slice of orange.
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man On The Ground, a member of The British Guild of Travel Writers and professional photographer.
Photographs courtesy of Hotel STARLINO