As pubs, bars and restaurant begin to open again as the lockdown is eased a little further, many people are still choosing to stay at home and perhaps meet with family and small groups of friends over a cocktail and barbeque in their gardens.
Well we have found the perfect summer cocktail that you can easily prepare at home. STARLINO Rosé is a delightfully refreshing Italian Aperitivo, produced in North-Eastern Italy at Torino Distillati in Piedmont. This is an all-natural STARLINO Rosé which is made by blending Rosé wine, spirit, pink grapefruit peel, orange peel and eight other botanicals which include Wormwood and Coriander.
STARLINO Rosé is part of the Hotel STARLINO range, which includes STARLINO Rosso Vermouth and STARLINO Maraschino Cherries and the best way to enjoy this refreshing summer drink is as a spritz. Traditionally the spritz is served as an Aperitivo which is the Italian version of our happy hour, which takes place between 5pm and 7pm. For Italians it is an important tradition and is nearly always served with small snacks such as crisps, olives and bread sticks.
To make your own STARLINO Rosé Spritz at home, the recommended ratios for a STARLINO Rosé Spritz are 1:1:1, but the quantities can be adjusted to suit your own taste. You can see the full recipe along with a video showing you how to make a delicious STARLINO Rosé Spritz below.
Mix 1 Part STARLINO Rosé, 1 Part Sparkling Wine and 1 Part Soda. Add ice to a long stem glass followed by 1 Part STARLINO Rosé. Top up with 1 part sparkling wine and 1 part soda and finally garnish with a slice of grapefruit.
For those of you looking for a lower ABV version of the STARLINO Rosé Spritz, it is equally delicious topped up with tonic. So, fill a tumbler with ice and then mix 1 part STARLINO Rosé, 3 parts tonic and garnish with a slice of grapefruit.
STARLINO Rosé is available from Amazon and Master of Malt at a RRP of £23. ABV: 17%.
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
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