We are Spritz mad at Boboli and The Lighthouse . . . and they certainly seem to be much loved by our wonderful, sparkling regulars!!!
It caused me to wonder about the origins . . . the first Spritz according to my sources were from Austria, the classic white wine and sparkling water. Early in the 1900s the Italians started mixing it up with Aperol and sparkling wine (I think this is my fave) and then we all went a bit crazy for it.
Limoncello with prosecco and lemonade is dangerously like lemon sherbet, but alcoholic!!! Elderflower with a splash of gin for good measure? I suspect as dangerously drinkable as the Limoncello.
Thanks to the wonderful Two Birds Strawberry and Vanilla Gin, we went all fruity with our Strawberry Spritz and more recently for the sophisticate we had a go with Sloe Gin, prosecco and soda . . . very classy.
The Bicicletta is another Italian throwback, Campari, white wine and soda, I do find the bitter so refreshing I have to say!
Portonic Spritz is another special we serve, simply, crisp white port with Fever Tree tonic water, best with a wedge of lime and sprig of fresh mint!
The flavoured gins make for good mixing too, especially the Italian Malfy range, Lemon, Blood Orange and the fabulous Pink Grapefruit, all made with the stunning fruits of Sicilia, what’s not to love!
Either way, clink, fizz and spritz away the summer days with us we will be more than happy to oblige!