Lancashire Times
A Voice of the North
4:00 AM 19th June 2021

Top 10 Summer Cocktails: No 7 Aperol Spritz

Image by Markus Spiske from Pixabay
Image by Markus Spiske from Pixabay
As we have been enjoying the summer sunshine and people escaping once more into their gardens for BBQ’s, bars opening up, and generally some sense of ‘normal’ returning, Joseph Miller, top Mixologist at Blackfriars in Newcastle, and voted second best in the world by Brockmans Gin, will reveal his Top 10 cocktails for this summer over the next 10 weeks, exclusively for the Great Northern Food and Drink Festival.

“These are the top most popular cocktails which we will be serving for the summer, as well as an extensive menu, but these epitomise summer in a glass,” explains Joseph.


This is widely advertised as a summer cocktail, however I describe this as an all-rounder, great for any time of year. Like the Daiquiri, a classic 3-2-1 measurement is used.

3 parts Prosecco
2 parts Aperol
1 part soda water

The ingredients are stirred in a wine glass or a goblet-style glass, with plenty of ice cubes and garnished with an orange wedge.

The Great Northern Food & Drink Festival takes place at Scampston Hall near Malton, North Yorkshire on 28th, 29th and 30th August.

There will be over 200 vendors and 20,000 visitors expected during the course of the three days.