Picture an Italian summer sipping Hotel Starlino cocktails in your backyard.

Hotel Starlino Cocktails
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Are you craving a moment to truly relax, unwind and catch up with friends. With summer here and the backyard bbq is heating up, Hotel Starlino, a new range of stylish Italian Aperitifs, brings a relaxed elegance to your summer drinks, allowing you to truly escape into holiday bliss.

The all-natural flavoured range offers three delicious aperitif products, including a Rosé Aperitivo, Orange Aperitivo and Rosso Vermouth.

I have spent a few summers on the Italian Riviera in the picturesque town of Portovenere, Riomaggiore (Cinque Terre), and Portofino with its colorful buildings and terracotta rooftops overlooking the sparkling sea. Here, I was introduced to the charming ritual of aperitivo. Every evening around 6pm, just before dinner, friends and family pause to relax and socialise over spritz cocktails and small bites.

Perfectly versatile, the Hotel Starlino refreshing summer drink can be enjoyed with either a splash of tonic, with sparkling wine for the perfect Christmas drink, or simply on the rocks to appreciate a vibrant palate of rich botanicals. Level up your favourite cocktail this New Year’s Eve with the Hotel Starlino range, elegant addition to classics like the Negroni, Manhattan, or Royale.

To celebrate the summer months in style, the Hotel Starlino team has crafted an array of festive themed cocktail recipes to capture the beauty of “Aperitivo Hour”.

Starlino Rosé Spritz
2 Parts Starlino Rosé
1 Part Prosecco
1 Part Soda Water
Pink grapefruit
Method: Mix 2-parts Starlino Rosé with 1 part Prosecco, and 1 part Soda water in a tall glass and garnish with a slice of pink grapefruit.

Christmas Starlino Negroni
1 Part Starlino Rosso Vermouth
1 Part Bitters liqueur
1 Part Gin
Orange peel and maraschino cherry
Method: Mix 1-part Starlino Rosso Vermouth with 1 part Bitters Liqueur, and 1 Part Gin- strain in ice filled glass. Garnish with Orange Peel and Maraschino Cherry.

New Year’s Eve Starlino Manhattan
1 Part Starlino Rosso
2 Parts Rye
2 dashes of Bitters
Method: Mix 1-part Starlino Rosso Vermouth with 2 parts Rye, 2 dashes Bitters with ice- strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with Maraschino cherries.

The Hotel Starlino range is available to purchase at Dan Murphy’s, Boozebud, Amazon AU, and Discerning Drinks Co from AUD $35.