So…what do you think? You like the new digs? I sure hope so because my web designer, Brooke, with Smitten Designs, and I have been working hard to get this all put together. I wanted my blog to reflect the bright, fun food I like to make, as well as my love of comforting and entertaining those I love. I think she did an amazing job. Hopefully you think the same.
To celebrate, I’m hosting a week long cocktail party! I’ll be posting a new recipe every day this week–two cocktails, one non-alcoholic beverage, and a small handful of appetizers for you and your guests to nosh on. With the exception of today’s drink, something I feel in love with in Venice, all the recipes come from Williams-Sonoma’s Cocktail Parites: Inspired Recipes and Party Ideas for Entertaining with Friends. And guess what? To celebrate and thank all of your for being such loyal readers, I’m giving away a copy of this great book along with a $50 Williams-Sonoma gift card so you can stock up on stemware, cocktail napkins, and anything else you might need for a party of your own. AND…you can enter THREE times each day this week. Here’s how:
1. Leave a comment on that day’s post telling me what you think of the recipe.
2. Like Apple a Day’s new facebook page. Come back here and leave a comment you’ve done so. Once you’ve liked the page, leave a comment on the question of the day and come back here to tell me you’ve left an answer.
3. Tweet the following message: *I entered to win a $50 Williams-Sonoma gift card on Apple a Day! You can enter here: http://goo.gl/i0Sup @appleadayblog* Once you’ve tweeted, come back to that day’s post and leave a post letting me know.
So, to get this party started, I’m sharing an Aperol Spritz, an aperitif drink with orange and herbal notes I enjoyed in Venice. It’s simple to make, not terribly sweet, and makes for a great light beverage in the late afternoon or early evening before a meal. It’s incredibly popular across Italy and it’s now popular in my kitchen. I hope you’ll like it too.
6 oz. Prosecco
4 oz. Aperol
splash soda or seltzer water
1. Place a few ice cubes in a glass. (In Venice, I saw spritzes served in stemmed wine glasses, stemless wine glasses, and double old fashioned glasses, so any glass will work.) Pour Prosecco and Aperol in glass. Add splash of soda and top with orange slice. Enjoy. Makes 1 drink.
I love this since it doesn't seem too sweet!tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com
The new blog design looks great. This recipe looks perfect for summer. I've never heard of Aperol but it looks tasty!
I love prosecco but I haven't heard of aperol. Going to have to look into that further. This is seems like a great way to try it.
Sounds like a perfect summery drink…and love the color!Your site design looks really nice!
Love the new header! Last summer I got into negronis. So refreshing and not cloyingly sweet.
I love the new blog design! :-)The drink sounds very simple and looks great, but I have to admit, I've never heard of Aperol. 😛
This sounds delicious! I am a huge prosecco fan. Your site looks adorable!
That looks delish!
This sounds like a great summer drink!
I've never tried Aperol, but it sounds interesting and looks yummy!
Congratulations on the new design! 🙂 I've never tried Aperol but am intrigued and will have to try it soon!
Love the new design! And the cocktail looks delish. I am always looking for new ideas for prosecco cocktails.
Great new look! Love it! AND I'll have to give this bubbly, summery drink a try real soon!
Great job on the new blog design! The drink sounds so refreshing!
I think I'd definitely try the drink – where do you buy Aperol?What kind of flavor does it have?I like the new digs 🙂
I like the new facebook page, and… I re-read your post to find out what flavor Aperol tastes like… doh
Cute new look!This drink sounds really refreshing and delicious! As is anything with Prosecco 🙂
And I "like" the Apple a Day Facebook page 🙂
I tweeted(am I doing this wrong?! Can we really enter three times a day for a week?)
Kylee, you're right on. You really can enter three times every day this week!
I've never heard of Aperol either! Looks tasty though!
SUCH a fun makeover–i love it!!
Love the new look! How fun!
this drink recipe sounds so refreshing, will have to try!
Love your new facebook page, I have "LIKED" it – what are the purple things on that pizza. beets?
I TWEETED about your give-away:https://twitter.com/#!/iluvstbernards/status/202441587215712256
Dalee, the purple rounds are purple potatoes. You can find the recipe here on the blog–asparagus, potato,and goat cheese pizza.
I love new cocktails! So exited for this week!
I have followed your blog for quite some time now and I have to say, I love the new design! It's so much fun!This drink sounds perfect for summer!
Cute new design! And I'm so glad you have a FB page now!! 🙂
I haven't tried (or heard of) Aperol. Love the pretty color of that drink though, and I bet it tastes delicious!sharonjo at gwtc dot net
Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/sharonjo2/status/202593291743670272sharonjo at gwtc dot net
I liked your facebook page.(Sharon O.)sharonjo at gwtc dot net
Love the new look!
I just "liked" your facebook page!
This Aperol Spritz was so refreshing. I can see why you fell in love with the favors while you were in Venice. Thank you for getting my tastes buds ready for my trip to visit Venice next week. I promise to have one (or more) in your honor.
I answered the facebook question today…my favorite drink in the summer is frozen lemonade! I really need to try and make it in the ice cream maker this summer.
I love the new design! I have never had Prosecco but would love to try it!
I love cocktails with Prosecco but Aperol is not my favorite, so I woudl substitute St.Germain.
I love this drink, and the memory of having Aperol Spritz with you in Italy makes them even better. Love the drink, love the memories created while having one of these beverages, love the picture, and LOVE the new digs. Have a wonderful weekend. Cheers!