Summer SpritzBreak!
by victoria comment

8/6/15

Summer Aperol Spritzbreak Party / sfgirlbybay

last week i had the absolute pleasure of partnering with the lovely team at Aperol to host a summer SpritzBreak soirée. have you ever tried an Aperol Spritz? i first tried them while on vacation with good friends in rome. the weather was unseasonably warm so we grabbed the few ingredients we needed at the corner italian market and made some really refreshing aperol spritz’s while lounging at sunset on our rooftop terrace overlooking the city — sigh. a perfect holiday moment i’m not likely to forget. so my hope for this summer SpritzBreak was to recreate that kind of memorable and special evening for our guests and have it all beautifully captured by photographer cindy loughridge.

Summer Aperol Spritzbreak Party / sfgirlbybay

an outdoor party at the cheese school of san francisco in the beautifully lush courtyard of the stable cafe seemed just the ticket for creating a SpritzBreak al fresco evening, so we set about making a magical night under the stars. my favorite san francisco florist, kiana of tulipina floral design went all out with some of her most incredible flower arrangements to date, and christine perrin created our charming hand-lettered Apéritif menu. our bartenders extraordinaire kaleigh and cora mixed up gorgeous aperol spritzs all night long, and even taught a few of us how easy they are to make along the way. 3-2-1 — a delicious but super easy concoction that looks much more sophisticated — you can whip up a SpritzBreak in about a minute but they look like you worked much harder! the recipe is just below for your easy reference, and also on the aperol site.

Summer Aperol Spritzbreak Party / sfgirlbybay

Aperol Spritzbreak recipe / sfgirlbybay

Aperol Spritzbreak Party / sfgirlbybay

the the cheese school of san francisco created an amazing spread for us — a stunning antipasta and cheese platter that tasted as good as it looked, and their talented chefs created handmade, woodfired pizzas on the spot. they even added aperol to their recipes for an extra special touch. there were also aperol spritz cupcakes provided by the SpritzBreak team. so divine!

Summer Aperol Spritzbreak Party / sfgirlbybay

Aperol Spritzbreak cupcakes / sfgirlbybay

we invited smilebooth along for some extra good fun, and geronimo balloons put her uber creative skills together creating the perfect SpritzBreak themed balloons and streamers. the entire party turned out just as i had hoped and was definitely an aperol team effort. thanks so much to everyone who joined us, and those of you who contributed to such a beautiful evening — one for the memory books, for sure. cheers!

Aperol Spritzbreak Aperitif / sfgirlbybay

Summer Aperol Spritzbreak Party / sfgirlbybay

Summer Aperol Spritzbreak Party / sfgirlbybay

Smilebooth at Aperol Spritzbreak Party / sfgirlbybay

Summer Aperol Spritzbreak Party / sfgirlbybay
Summer Aperol Spritzbreak Party / sfgirlbybay

Summer Aperol Spritzbreak Party / sfgirlbybay

• photography by cindy loughridge for sfgirlbybay.

• This is a sponsored post in partnership with Aperol, and all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep sfgirlbybay going with fresh content every day.

4 responses to “Summer SpritzBreak!”

  1. The spritz is my favorite cocktail. My in-laws are Italian and my FIL loves to make them in the warmer months. But I have yet to run across a bartender who knew what I was talking about when I asked for one. My sister also got married at The Stable Cafe, so all around lovely post :)

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