Summer is coming which means the word Spritz will suddenly be uttered by customers in bars across the land.
The sunshine means short skirts, wife beaters, Australians getting all mouthy about cricket, Lyndon Higginson getting a sunburnt head and people wanting long light drinks to make them feel all European. The Spritz is rapidly becoming the darling of this style of drink and you know a drink has made it into the common consciousness when the pre-bottled versions arrive.
Launching at the end of April in time for the season of spritz is the newest brand to enter the market – Wild Elderflower Spritz.
This is a distinctly British twist on a traditionally European drink with the traditional Prosecco being replaced by sparkling Perry and the Campari/Aperol being swapped with gin (from Thames Distillers) and elderflower. The resulting product is 5.4% and comes in bottles of 250ml.
The suggested serve is, unsurprisingly, a simple over ice with a slice of lime affair.