The Summer Spritz Kit
With summer fully underway, it’s high time to step up your spritz game and get you prepped for two more months of hot-weather drinking.
Kit Includes: 1 bottle of Liquore delle Sirene Aperitivo Americano Bianco & 1 bottle of NV Loredan Gasparini Prosecco Asolo Superiore Brut. Every kit also includes a placemat (pictured to the left) with 3 cocktail recipes.
*Plus the option to add-on 2 Juliska acrylic tumblers since a summer spritz tastes so much better on the beach, by the pool, or on the patio.
$75.00 – $100.00
Liquore delle Sirene Aperitivo Americano Bianco
The Liquori delle Sirene are a collection of bitters and liqueurs made by the lovely Elisa Carta, a trained sommelier and olive oil taster, and a passionate herbalist. All of her products were born on Lake Garda, and were inspired by its gardens, colors, sunsets, and aromas. Many of the botanicals come from here. The name Sirene is a tribute to one of the most beautiful bays in the lake, Baia delle Sirene (Bay of the Sirens), and its story. Liquori delle Sirene are the fruit of a long and passionate research, and the reworking of old family recipes for Italian liqueurs and elixirs. No chemicals or artificial coloring are used in any of Elisa’s products.
Elisa makes her liqueurs near Lake Garda, using recipes that have been in her family for generations. They are artisanal creations made from herbs, flowers, roots and fruit; botanical ingredients that are infused in alcohol then combined to give complex, distinctive aroma and flavor. Most of the botanicals she uses come from around the lake with the exception of some from the Far East that do not grow in Italy but have been traditionally used in Italian liqueurs for centuries, such as Chinese Rhubarb Root. Mount Baldo, on the Verona side of Lake Garda, has been called ‘Hortus Europae,’ the garden of Europe, for its richness of flora and fauna, and Elisa has made a detailed study of the herbs of this ecosystem. A group of young Mount Baldo residents, disenchanted with city life, are staying in the region and have banded together to resurrect the botanical industry that the region was previously famous for. They have replanted fields, are farming organically, hand harvesting, and using proper cutting and drying techniques.
NV Loredan Gasparini Prosecco Asolo Superiore Brut
The Azienda Agricola Conte Loredan Gasparini property is located in Venegazzù of Volpago del Montello, on the slopes of the Riviera. The Cascina is 150 acres of the historically acclaimed Trevigiana which is known for its high quality wine production. The area was so well-known that in 1590, the historian Bonifacio, sang its praises in his “Trevigiana History” sustaining that “the Trevigi countryside has woodlands useful for timber and for hunting while the land produces excellent wines.
Behind a great wine there is a man of great passion. A few years after the end of World War II, Count Piero Loredan, the direct descendant of the Doge of Venice, Leonardo Loredan, realized that he could make wines of very high quality with Venegazzù land. It had incredible potential, it just needed someone to tend to it and take care of it. As a result, in 1951, the first “Red wine of Venegazzù” was born.