Search icon


24th Jun 2021

Carol Byrne’s simple tips for hosting the perfect BBQ this summer

Ann Cronin

Brought to you by Aperol

Everything you need for your next Aperitivo moment.

Now that the weather is finally heating up and the sun’s shining, we’re all looking forward to some outdoor social occasions with our family and friends.

If you’re hosting a BBQ or outdoor dinner anytime soon, you’ll know how important it is to get that perfect pairing when it comes to serving food and drinks that compliment each other.

Carol Byrne recently shared her tips for embracing the perfect Aperitivo moment in the video below. Combining delicious food with the perfect Aperol Spritz, it’s the perfect way to keep your guests happy with hassle-free preparation.

When it comes to drinks, an Aperol Spritz is the perfect accompaniment for any menu you’re serving. It’s an aperitif, meaning it pairs perfectly with loads of different foods, from delicious Italian dishes to the light BBQ bites you’ll be serving this summer. It’s also super simple to make.

Carol shows us how to make the perfect Aperol Spritz in the video below, but first, here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • A glass of ice
  • 50 ml of Prosecco
  • 50 ml of Aperol
  • Soda water
  • A slice of orange

You can order an Aperol Spritz Kit with all the ingredients you’ll need here.

Then, simply build up your ingredients, stir gently and you’re ready to go!

Aperol Spritz

For the menu, Carol opted for Tesco’s Fire Pit range for some delicious, easy-to-make BBQ options that are sure to go down a treat.

But if you’d rather skip the prep work, you can also visit one of Aperol’s amazing terraces around the country, though spaces are limited so get booking!

You can find them in Flannery’s in Dublin, Soho in Cork, 101 in Limerick and Babel Rooftop in Belfast. There’s no better place to catch up with your pals this summer and embrace the Aperitivo moment!

For more inspiration on hosting your own Aperitivo moment, you can watch the full video below.

Aperol is available in all major retailers.

For something a little more serious, why not try our Campari Tonic recipe?

Step 1. 35.5ml Campari

Step 2. Schweppes Signature Collection Crisp Tonic

Step 3. 2 slices of Lime

Please drink responsibly. 

Brought to you by Aperol