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Merry Spritzmas Italian Style

Guide to entertaining the Spritz Squad at home

This Summer, we invite you to #ShareASpritz with your family, your best friends and your neighbours near or far. We’ve curated recipes, playlists and more to inspire your next Spritz session and bring a touch of Aperol orange to the season of celebration.

Who ever said that inviting the Spritz Squad over for Christmas meant that you had to resort to the standard Seafood or oven roast spread, breaking the bank buying ingredients and spending the whole day in the kitchen, missing out on all the fun outside? We certainly didn’t!

Enjoy this guide to preparing a Friendmas Feast that you and your crew are sure to remember, which of course includes a little Italian touch and frees you to enjoy the festivities too.

Share a meal

A slow-cooked Lamb Ragu will leave your guests singing their high praises, its an easy one to tackle for all cooking abilities and can be prepared ahead of time…if we dare share our Nonna’s secret, the sauce even tastes better when made the day before. All you need to allocate is a little time for the meat to tenderise and flavours sing. Fratelli Fresh’s Culinary Director, Gabor Denes is here to help if you’re looking to take the dish one step further. Follow Gabor to knead some fresh pasta from scratch to pair with your flavourful Ragu.

Being the bold dish that Ragu is, you won’t need much to accompany it with, other than a refreshing Aperol Spritz, of course. A toss salad, dressed with e.v.o.o, lemon, mustard and a salt will cut through with some freshness & acidity. Whilst, a loaf of bread heated up in the oven is perfect for soaking up the extra sauce.

Still think you’ll have room for dessert? Our traditional Tiramisu recipe is an simple, yet scrumptious solution when catering for a bigger group. You can easily scale the recipe up to fill a bowl as large as you please, with extra coffee soaked sponge finger biscuits & mascarpone mixture, or serve into glasses for individual serves. Tiramisu is best served once set after a few hours so you can happily prep this the night before.

Share a gift

No Friendmas celebration is complete without a little Kris Kringle. Carry the #AperolOrange theme into gift giving with ECOYA’s Blood Orange Madison Jar Candle or Fragranced Diffuser or perhaps an Aperol Spritz Pack. For an added surprise, keep an eye out at your local Independent Bottle Shop, gifting a twin tumbler cup set with the purchase of any Aperol Spritz product until the end of December.

We wish you a very Merry Spritzmas – Don’t forget to tag us @aperolspritzau next time you #ShareASpritz over the festive season.

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