Book Now Menu

OR CALL 020 7640 3347

bartender mixing a cocktail
bar tender behind bar

2nd June 2016

There’s nothing to quench the thirst on a hot summer’s day like a refreshing spritzer. This popular and versatile drink is usually a combination of white wine and soda or sparkling mineral water. It’s a healthier alternative to overly sugary cocktails and can be jazzed-up with fruit, sparkling mixers or a grown-up bitter twist à la Italy’s popular aperitif, Aperol Spritz.

Acclaimed Italian bartender Giancarlo Mancino has joined The Galvin Brothers in revamping THE BAR at The Athenaeum. An exciting new menu of innovative Signature Cocktails showcases Mancino’s flair for flavour and penchant for unusual ingredients. Try your hand at a Better Spritzer this summer, which uses Mancino’s own-brand Vermouth Bianco – a delicate blends of 37 botanicals with a Trebbiano di Romagna wine base.

Ingredients

  • 100ml Mancino Vermouth Bianco
  • 25ml Violet Liquer
  • 1 bottle of East Imperial soda water
  • Pink grapefruit and edible flowers, to garnish

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a Wormwood Galante Glass (or similar) with ice
  2. Garnish with a pink grapefruit twist and one edible flower

More in Recipes

Recipe for Veganuary: Roasted cauliflower steak

Food and Drink / Recipes /

Try our Head Chef, Ian’s vegan cauliflower recipe this January

Read More

Three classic cocktails for the festive season

Food and Drink / Recipes /

During the festive season, make your celebrations extra special with some homemade cocktails. Everyone loves a classic so we’ve chosen three of our favourites.

Read More

Recipe: Gingerbread

Food and Drink / Recipes /

Nothing beats the aroma of freshly baked gingerbread as we near the festive season…

Read More

Close

Following the recent government announcement, The Athenaeum will be closed to leisure guests until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we can re-open our doors.