The Summer Drink GP Dreamed Up
In partnership with our friends at Miami Cocktail Company
If you could make your dream cocktail, what would it be? Ours would be fresh-tasting, with bursts of citrus and bubbles, balanced by not-too-sweet fruit and herbs. It would be organic, obviously, and made with the highest-quality ingredients and with integrity. It would need to be exciting but unfussy—the kind of drink that your coolest coworker and your mother-in-law would love equally. Bonus points if it has a story and makes you feel as if you’re on vacation.
When we passed our wish list to GP, mastermind of office happy hours and bar cart afficionado, she knew just what to do: a spritzy take on classic Italian limonata, made with our coconspirators at Miami Cocktail Company. We’ve never loved a can more. The limited-edition Limonata SPRITZ has only a few ingredients, and they all come through clearly. The fresh lemon is floral and tangy, the basil is aromatic, and the sparkling rosé made from organic grapes is effervescent, fruity, and crisp. There’s no added sugar. “It’s balanced, light, and refreshing,” says GP. “The combination of fresh basil and citrusy lemon reminds me of warm sun-drenched days on the Amalfi Coast.” (More on transporting yourself there in a moment.)
“It’s balanced, light, and refreshing. The combination of fresh basil and citrusy lemon reminds me of warm sun-drenched days on the Amalfi Coast.”
Of course, it’s not every day you get to make a beverage with your crush. Why we fell for them and think you will, too: Miami Cocktail Company’s cocktails are delicious. They select their ingredients with the utmost care and consideration. They use only organic and non-GMO ingredients. No additives, preservatives, or artificial flavors or colors. And they’re givers. For every four-pack of Limonata SPRITZ sold, $1 is being donated to our philanthropic partner, charity: water. There are over 785 million people in the world who live without access to clean water—nearly one in ten people, or twice the population of the United States. charity: water funds sustainable water projects in areas of greatest need and works with local partners to implement them. Our goal is to fund at least fifteen new water projects.
And in the short-term, for the self-serving goal, the desire to feel like we’re on that sun-drenched coast: a sundress, neroli-scented body oil, prosciutto wrapped around ripe summer melon, and more refreshing recipes. Che bello.
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Simple elegance meets seasonal bounty.
Cazzimperio is best enjoyed with a good-quality unfiltered extra virgin olive oil with rich flavor and a clean finish.
Burrata, Peach, and Basil
Summertime on a plate.
Summer Melon with Crispy Prosciutto
Sweet melon and salty prosciutto complement each other and make a delightfully easy appetizer or first course.
Marinated Olives and Artichoke Hearts
We particularly like using Castelvetrano olives for this recipe, but any mix will work.
Citrus Fennel Salad
This bright, refreshing salad is perfect after a hearty pasta course or alongside a frittata for brunch.
Tomato Salad with Tuna, White Beans, and Salsa Verde
Serve with crusty bread to sop up all of the lovely juices.
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