Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Spritz

As we were sitting in Piazza Ferretto in Mestre I noticed that every second person was sipping on a brightly coloured orange drink. In (very) broken Italian I pointed to it and asked the waiter what it was. 'Spitz' he said, and I ordered one. It was the beginning of a sun-set coloured love affair. 

Update: Since being back in South Africa the Spritz (not Spitz as we initially thought) has become a regular favourite in not only our, but our familie's homes.

Here is the traditional recipe:

(Makes 1)
A few ice cubes
3 parts prosecco
2 parts Aperol
1 part soda
Orange slice
Green olives

Plain salted crisps for serving

Add the ice cubes to a glass (we like using large wine glasses).
Pour over prosecco, then Aperol then soda water.
Add 1 (or more) green olives and top with a slice of ornage.

Serve with salty crisps.

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