Wednesday, November 9, 2011

FIZZY GOOD


I've been out to dinner at the same restaurant, Felice, three times in the past week. That's unusual for me as I always like to try someplace new, but we had a few last minute get togethers and friends in from out of town and Felice seemed the perfect neighborhood hotspot. With its chic 1960's Dolce Vita vibe, extensive wine list and to die for pasta I would happily eat at Felice any day but it was the Venetian cocktail that I was introduced to here that has me hooked. It's called the "Spritz," a delicious drink made with Aperol, an Italian apertif with hints of bittersweet orange and floral herbs. It's a slightly sweeter cousin to the better known Campari and with it's low alcohol content and refreshing taste, you can enjoy one or two and not feel the effects the next day.  It's my new favorite go-to drink-enjoy!


The Spritz 
3 oz. Prosecco
1 1/2 oz. Aperol
splash of seltzer
The perfect spritz is prepared on the rocks. Add ice, Aperol, Prosecco, a dash of seltzer.  Top it off with a slice of orange-delicious! 



21 comments:

Splendid Sass said...

I knew immediately that this would be a favorite when I saw prosecco as an ingredient! Will try this after dinner.
Thank you for sharing.
Teresa
xoxo

quintessence said...

Oh this might have to be my new cocktail!! I adore Campari and prosecco and champagne are regulars on my list so this is definitely right up my alley!!

CDS said...

Oh that sounds yum! Is it easy to find? xo

kayce hughes said...

Looks yummy ... love the label on the bottle.

JMW said...

Ooo, sounds refreshingly wonderful!

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

they just stated inporting it 3 years ago--the company is now owned by Campari so you should be able to find it-cheers!

Punctuation Mark said...

that is a great cocktail... YUM!

The enchanted home said...

Do you know I find my mouth actually craving it just reading about this drink!! Talk about sensory overload!! I must try it....sounds wonderful.

5th and State said...

have never tried aperol but i am all over it!
debra

Hamptontoes said...

I've never tried this neighborhood spot or the cocktail. Both sound like a must. Still going out East? XOXO.

Party Resources said...

You had me at Prosecco! xx

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Sounds like the perfect "pick-me-up" drink ;-)

Barbara@HausDesign said...

That sounds delicious! The restaurant sounds pretty amazing too...suddenly I'm hungry for a great pasta dinner, with cocktails, and it's only 12:30pm! :)

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

sounds yummy! thanks for sharing!

red ticking said...

looks yummie... wish i were there to go to dinner with you too! xx

The Buzz Blog said...

And what a perfect color for fall - sounds tasty and perhaps that's why you keep going back to Felice! Hope you're well...
xxoo

Cara said...

With the whole MJ thing going on..it kind of reminds me of proprofol! lol I am sure it is good though! Thanks so much for your sweet comment today!

Cricket Star said...

I love this drink, it is so yummy! :)

designchic said...

This sounds so refreshing...can't wait to try!!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Know I would love this...XO, Mona

classic • casual • home said...

This is perfect for a light weight like me! Plus I will feel so stylish.