A brand-new Bank Holiday lies ahead and what better way to celebrate than with a cheeky Aperol Spritz?
After the longest, bleakest January in recent memory, it's about time we put the dreary winter blues behind us and look forward to brighter, sunnier days ahead.
This year, we're celebrating the arrival of spring in the best way possible - with the introduction of a brand new February Bank Holiday, taking place for the very first time this weekend. Nothing lifts our spirits quite like a long weekend and it's only made extra exciting by the fact that this is an all-new holiday for the people of Ireland. Cheers, St Brigid...
With Dry January officially done and dusted, we're sure we won't be alone in marking the long weekend with a drink in hand. But if you can't face the busy streets and crowded pubs that are inevitable this weekend, it's the perfect excuse to invite some pals over for a couple of bevvies at home instead.
So as we toast to a brand new bank holiday and the start of a new season, it's only right to celebrate with a glass of something sunnier, that better represents the brighter days ahead. And when we think of summer in a glass, which tasty cocktail concoction comes to mind? The Aperol Spritz, of course!
Bright orange in colour and packed with zesty citrusy flavours, an Aperol Spritz is the perfect cocktail to celebrate our brand-new Bank Holiday with. This light, low-ABV serve is made extra special due to its aperitif qualities, meaning its unique fusion of herbs and spices will whet your appetite ahead of any light bites or nibbles you're hoping to serve at home this weekend.
And did we mention it's oh-so-simple to make at home? If you're the designated host for this weekend's get-together, a quick and tasty cocktail recipe is key. Thankfully, an Aperol Spritz picks up just as many points for convenience as it does for great taste, made ready to enjoy in minutes using 3 simple ingredients.
Prosecco, Aperol, soda and an orange.
The 3-2-1 recipe
To create the perfect Aperol Spritz at home, follow the simple 3-2-1 recipe of three parts prosecco, 2 parts Aperol and 1 part soda. Fill a large white wine glass with plenty of ice, pour in 75ml of Prosecco followed by 50ml of Aperol, add a splash (25ml of soda), stir, garnish with a slice of orange and enjoy!
Entertaining at home this weekend? Stock up on Aperol at your local Dunnes Stores.
Please drink responsibly