Last week I was in need of a vitamin D injection. The weather was pretty haywire, one minute it was cloudy, the next sunny. Then rain. Then wind. All I wanted was S U N. Luckily, the bright orange beverage that is Aperol Spritz did manage to quench my appetite for sun shine. It feels very summery indeed.
I was invited along to Restaurant Bar and Grill in Manchester by the crazy guys at Aperol. These guys know how to have a good time. And somehow they can all pull-off wearing luminous orange as part of their outfits. Amazing, really.
The Spritz was flowing. And the sun was (intermittently) shining. It’s a stunning roof terrace and they’d kitted it out with Aperol mini bars just for the occasion, complete with lush nibbles and freebie, luminous orange sun glasses! #nabbed
I went along with my friend Lucas from Lucas Smith Photography fame (and once again, everyone thought we were a couple, including the photographer who got us to pose for him #cringe).
A lovely evening was had by all. Thanks to the Aperol/RBG team for inviting us to join them.
Stick around to answer one of Lifes Big Questions at the end of the post…
Oh and whilst you’re here, I should probably tell you how to make the perfect Aperol Spritz? Well here you have it, in five easy, peasy steps:
- Fill a large wine glass with plenty of ice
- Top up to half way with Prosecco
- Add a generous dash of Aperol
- Top up with soda water
- Stir well and enjoy.
Drink (as the Italian’s do, apparently) as an aperitif before your meal. It’s perfect for summer, and dangerously drinkable!
Here are a few of my fave snaps from the evening:
So what’s your stance on the Aperol Spritz (be honest!)? Have you ever tried it? I get the feeling it’s a little bit like Marmite, so I’d love to hear what you think…