Even though this summer is a little different than most, we’re still grateful for sunny skies, good vibes, and the magic of the season. With scorching temperatures and longer days come cooler cocktails, more time with friends and family, and the intangible feeling of celebration and joy. Though our summer 2020 activities have been altered to stay safe and maintain social distancing, we’re still grateful for the gift of summer and all it brings. Here are some of our favorite things to help you celebrate the season:
Our Favorite Summer Cocktail: An Aperol Spritz
Don’t let its bright orange color fool you- this refreshing drink is anything but sweet. Made with slightly bitter Aperol, prosecco, soda water, and an orange garnish, it’s an aromatic apéritif that pairs perfectly with a hot summer day. It’s vibrant, light, and has an effervescent finish thanks to the prosecco and soda water, making it easy to drink anytime and anywhere. It’s an ideal choice for day drinking and toasting with friends.
- 3 ounces prosecco
- 2 ounces Aperol
- 1-ounce soda water
- Garnish: orange wheel
- Add all ingredients into a wine glass with ice and stir. Garnish with an orange wheel.
Our Favorite Summer Activity: Picnic in the Park
With everything going on in the world, a picnic in the park is a great option for a safe summer activity. Take your friends and family for some always important sunshine and vitamin D and indulge in great food, great, company, and great drinks (might we recommend the aforementioned Aperol Spritz?). If you’re looking for the ultimate romantic gesture to impress your significant other, it’s the ultimate thoughtful (and cost-effective) gesture. Here are some of our favorite picnic staples for an easy and stress-free menu:
Cheese and Charcuterie: Always impressive and easy to transfer, a selection of cheese, charcuterie, and crackers are a perfect picnic option to nibble on throughout the day.
Gourmet Sandwiches: Sandwiches don’t have to be boring. Spice them up with choice cuts of meats, fancy spreads, and gourmet options like brie and apple, tarragon chicken salad, or pesto, Roma tomato, and buffalo mozzarella.
Cold Pasta Salad: A great option for a hot day, a delicious pasta salad is easy to transport and stress-free. Make it extra filling with healthy proteins like grilled chicken or shrimp.
Our Favorite Summer Accessory: The Perfect Scarf
For the ultimate style upgrade, grab a scarf to instantly add polish and swagger to any look. Though it may seem crazy to add layers in the heat of summer, the right scarf can actually help to keep you cool. For the perfect choice opt for merino wool fibers, which naturally adapt to the outside elements, giving them the unique ability to help stabilize body temperature, no matter the conditions. During cooler seasons, the fabric insulates and keeps you warm. On hotter days, it transports sweat from the skin and releases humidity to help keep you cool and dry. Our unisex scarves are crafted from our signature Merino wool, finished with ribbed detailing, and come in an assortment of bold colors and classic neutrals to complement every style.
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