Entertainment,  Food

Aperol Spritz Socials

Aperol Spritz is developing quite a reputation for being a cool kid around town. We’ve long been fans of their distinctive Aperitif, which once the sun comes out is frankly a little too drinkable; and now the Italian drinks people are branching out to throwing some of London’s best parties. So when we got an invitation to The Aperol Spritz Social we jumped at the chance.

Aperol Spritz Social London

Taking over the Netil 360 Rooftop bar in Hackney, the Social was one of a series of rooftop events across the UK, joining small pop up events to make Aperol Spritz the drink of the moment. The venue is at the top of an unassuming Hackney office block. It involved climbing stairs. A lot of stairs! But the rewards were worth it. Panoramic views across east London taking in the Olympic Park, Canary Wharf and the Shard.

Aperol Spritz Social London

Music came from DJ legend Norman Jay MBE, and the Hackney Colliery Band, providing brass band re-imagining of pop classics.  We loved the glitter makeup and manicures and dressing up in hats and glasses. The atmosphere was funny and friendly, with plenty of space to relax.

Aperol Spritz Social London

There were also a few famous faces in attendance. We spotted Pixie Geldof and Laura Jackson taking over the turntables and fell madly in love with Millie Macintosh’s gorgeous puppy.

Aperol Spritz Social London

We had a great time at the Social, our top tip, look out for Aperol Spritz popups across London this summer.

And to create your perfect Aperol Spritz fill a large wine glass with ice and pour in:

•   3 parts Prosecco (75 ml)

•   2 parts Aperol (50 ml)

•   1 dash of Soda Water (25 ml)

Garnish with a slice of fresh orange, sit back, relax and enjoy.

To find your nearest Aperol Spritz bar, visit www.aperolspritzsocials.com. For stockist information, visit www.aperol.com.

Written by Cora May