If you've spent the last few months living vicariously through other people's Italian vacation photos, don't you think it's about time you indulged in a boozy taste of Italy yourself?
While we're all familiar with the seemingly omnipresent Aperol Spritz, these last days of al fresco aperitivos should be spent sipping on something a little less basic. A drink that says "I'm familiar with what real Italians drink," and earns you the same degree of envy that you reserved for all the jet-setters on Instagram this summer. So trade in the orange-hued cocktail you're used to for the ruby sparkle of an authentic Venetian Spritz.
Forget Capri. We're heading to the Grand Canal.
The chic and sophisticated sip is made with Select, the bittersweet aperitivo that's been a favorite in Venice since it was created way back in 1920. Made with a precise selection of 30 botanicals, the aromatic liqueur is the star of the show, lending a unique flavor profile to the cocktail which is also topped with prosecco, a splash of soda, and then garnished with a green olive.
The recipe is simple enough, but, just in time for your Labor Day festivities, Select is making it easier than ever to stir up the perfect Venetian Spritz. In partnership with Cocktail Courier, the beloved aperitivo brand has curated an all-in-one cocktail kit, featuring everything you need to make the ultimate end-of-summer sip. Delivered straight to your door, the box includes mini bottles of Select Aperitvo and La Marca Prosecco, a can of Perrier to splash, two branded spritz glasses, a jar of Castelvetrano olives, and, of course, some fancy metal picks to garnish.
Whether you're spending the long weekend lounging poolside or picnicking in the park, you'll be transported to Venice when drinking one (or four) of these.
[Photos via @selectaperitivousa]