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We have spoilers for the September 2022 Shaker & Spoon box! The box theme is Puttin’ on the Spritz 2: Italian Affair!
Imagine an Italian vacation: the labyrinthian streets of Rome, the rural landscapes of Tuscany, a sun-soaked laze out on the coast. For all its historical variety, there are a few hours out of 24 shared in common from southern Sicily to the northern Swiss border: the post-work and pre-dinner time—when bright, bubbly, and sometimes bitter spritzes meet on-the-house salty snacks—known as aperitivo.
Now there’s a new addition to this scene uniting the country, this time in scent and flavor. Drawing from a long list of native fruits and botanicals, Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto is a light and citrusy liqueur that wants to put rosolio right alongside vermouths and amari on their modern-day march to peak global popularity.
So what’s in our glasses next month? Three inspired spritzes that see Italicus and extra dry prosecco fizzing away with refreshing fruity and floral flavors and other surprises that’ll have you delighting in more than a few dusks.
With Puttin’ on the Spritz 2: Italian Affair, this magical mindset will be within reach at a moment’s notice—right on time for a high-romance happy hour spent daydreaming of your next trip to bountiful Bel Paese. Subscribe now through August 31st to get this box—it’s slated to ship the week of September 5th. You don’t want to miss out on the Golden Ticket (keep scrolling to learn more)!\
Life will be Just Peachy when this chill number from Mia Mastroianni breezes into your high-temp summer-day tableau. Featuring a strong lead performance by Italicus, a great deal of chemistry between extra dry prosecco and a delightful peach-lavender syrup, and some added drama from club soda, it’s the very definition of must-see and -taste spritzing!
The low-ABV lifestyle is rip-roaring these days, perhaps because it makes the phrase One More Please!! such an easy call. And that’s the perfect order when it comes to Dario Doimo’s spritz, in which a pinch of sea salt elevates and joins together the singular citrus burst of Italicus with prosecco and added waves of fruitiness from grapefruit soda and hibiscus apple bitters.
Valentino Longo’s Full Bloom takes a rich and full-flavored approach to the spritz, a depth he delivers to Italicus and extra dry prosecco with ginger beer and a crisply complex red grape and fennel seed cordial. And if the senses are looking for even more excitement, look to the rim where a lemongrass salt keeps the aromas lingering throughout.
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What is Shaker and Spoon?
Shaker & Spoon is a cocktail is a monthly cocktail mix subscription. Each month you’ll get 3 unique recipes by top bartenders + everything you need to make 12 drinks (4 from each recipe) other than the liquor—syrups, bitters, mixers, garnishes & more. You’ll be exposed to new flavors & combos, and look at your liquor cabinet in a whole new way. Subscribe today & be your own bartender + the tastemaker in your circle!
Category: Coffee / Tea / Cocktail