Martini and Sergio Herman have created a ready to serve cocktail called Martini Spritzante. This cocktail was born from a collaboration with the Dutch chef, lover of Italian cuisine and the Italian brand.
For this collaboration, Sergio Herman has developed a completely new flavour palette together with Martini master blender Beppe Musso. He worked on it during a trip to Pessione, Italy, the heart of Martini in Italy. The result is a balanced, fresh cocktail with a subtle bitter touch that comes into its own in combination with snacks normally served in an aperitif.
“Italy has been deeply rooted in my heart since I started preparing my latest business Le Pristine three years ago,” said Sergio Herman. “The combination of my Zeeland roots together with the Italian flair was immediately embraced by our guests. When the opportunity came to collaborate with one of Italy’s most iconic brands, I didn’t think twice,” Herman said.
“Together with the master blender, I have been able to develop my Spritzante. To have been able to contribute to the great work of this top brand is something I am really proud of,” he said.
Aperitivo has been an Italian staple for many years but it has now reached other parts of the world. It is about enjoying the simple things in life particularly now that many restrictions have been relaxed. Spending time with friends and family while enjoying a snack and a drink is central to the Italian dolce vita culture which Martini and Sergio Herman wanted to embrace.
Spritzante is composed of grapefruit basil and a hint of vanilla.
Francis Debeuckelaere, regional president of Bacardi, the owner of the Martini brand said this was a perfect collaboration. “Martini creates the ultimate aperitivo moments and Sergio creates incredible flavour combinations with the best and finest ingredients. We knew that bringing together Martini and Sergio would create something special and Martini Spritzante is just that, a perfect aperitif for the festive season.”
The cocktail is preferably poured into a wine glass. Fill the glass completely with ice, pour in the chilled Spritzante and garnish with a grapefruit wedge and a basil leaf. The cocktail is served in Restaurant Le Pristine in Antwerp.
From the end of October, it will be available exclusively and in a limited edition at Delhaize at the recommended price of EUR 12.99 per bottle.