20th March 2020
THE APERICALL IS LIFTING OUR SPIRITSEasy-to-make cocktails at home for virtual meet-upsAs official guidelines have required that everyone distance themselves from one another physically, we’re increasingly turning to digital platforms as a way to keep virtual ties with loved ones.Apps such as Skype, Zoom and Houseparty are enabling us to link-up with friends and family close to home and aboard. To keep their spirits high, optimistic Italians have initiated the ‘Apericall’, a 7pm virtual meet-up with friends where you enjoy a drink – with or without alcohol – and more importantly, share news, updates and support one another.As we’ve also retreated in our homes, these digital rendez-vous are becoming the new normal for the next few weeks at least. So we’ve rounded-up six easy-to-make cocktail recipes that can easily be replicated at home and don’t require too many ingredients. We connecting in this will bring some light relief for the days to come – keep safe.
The Negroni a firm favourite across the world, this tasty cocktail requires gin, sweet vermouth and campari and can be built in a glass.The G&T - one of the most popular and easiest long drink to make at home – for a flavourful twist swap your classic tonic for grapefruit soda.
The Spritz – the iconic ‘aperitivo’ cocktail that’s colourful, light and refreshing and brimming with flavours - a must have for any drinks enthusiast.
The highball – a style of cocktail that is delicious which is also ideal for any dark spirits lover. From whisky, to rum or cognac, pick your favourite spirit and top it up with ginger ale or soda for a speedy and super tasty drink.
Please see below six full cocktail recipes:The NegroniIngredients:Ice cubesMethod: Add all of the ingredients into a stirring glass, add an ample amount of ice cubes and stir for about 30 seconds. Strain, leaving the ice in the stirring glass, and pour over a glass filled with ice cubes.The G&GIngredients:40ml Canaïma Gin
150ml Grapefruit Soda
2 Lime Wedges SqueezedIce cube
Method: This is a built drink, simply add 3 ingredients into the glass with ice, pull the ingredients up through the full glass with a bar-spoon, add more ice if required, then garnish with a line wedgeCocchi Rosa SpritzIngredients:60ml Cocchi Rosa100ml Tonic Water3 strawberries, halved in the glassGarnish: basil sprigGlass: wine glassMethod: Pour 50ml Cocchi Rosa in a wine glass filled with ice. Top up with 100ml light tonic water, add the halved strawberries and stir well. Garnish with a sprig of fresh basil.The Dark Storm HighballIngredients:
50ml Diplomatico Mantuano
15ml Lime juice
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Top up with Ginger Beer
Method: Pour rum into a highball glass, add ice and the lime juice and top up with ginger beer. Add bitters as a float and garnish with Lime wedge.
Nikka HighballIngredients:50 ml Nikka from the Barrel100 ml of sodaMethod: Build in highball glass. Fill the glass with ice, add whisky and gently stir. ServeThe Hine BallIngredients:60 ml H by Hine240 ml ginger ale5 ice cubesMethod: Build in glass and garnish with fresh ginger slice and orange peel