With spring upon us and the lure of long days at the races ahead, it's worth seeking out a drink that's refreshing, tasty, and won't leave you unable to stand after more than a couple.
With this in mind, we contacted Sydney food blogger Simon Leong (of Simon Food Favourites) to give us his advice. Simon came back to us with a classic Italian beverage that's as easy to make at home as it is to order across a bar.
The Aperol Spritz
This is a perfectly refreshing drink to keep you socially lubricated for a hot day out at the races or a great start to a fun-filled night out.
It's is a quick and easy cocktail that anyone can make. Aperol is very similar in taste to Campari but it's lower in alcohol content. If you're not a fan of Campari then the taste might not be quite to your liking.
3 parts Prosecco
2 parts Aperol
1 splash of soda
ice, half a slice of orange
PROS: Quite refreshing if you don't mind the taste of Campari, low on alcohol, Easy to make
CONS: If you like it, you can't really stop at one.
MUST TRY: Making the Aperol Betty next time with 2 parts Aperol, 1 part orange juice, 1 part grapefruit juice, some ice cubes, shake the blend.
About Simon Food Favourites: Passionate Sydney food blogger and international cuisine lover writing honest reviews of restaurants, cafÃ©s, bars, pubs, festivals and products to whet your appetite.