Today Italian dolce vita icon MARTINI® unveils its latest ready-to-serve cocktail; Martini Spritzante. A sparkling cocktail born from a unique collaboration with Sergio Herman, star chef and lover of Italian cuisine. This creation is an ode to the Italian lifestyle in which good friendships and good food & drink prevail. Martini Spritzante has the fresh flavours of grapefruit, basil and a touch of vanilla. Well balanced with a subtle hint of bitterness. With Spritzante MARTINI and Sergio Herman offer a delicious cocktail, ready-to-serve and perfect to serve during the holidays for a cosy aperitif with family and friends. Martini Spritzante will be available exclusively and in a limited edition at Jumbo from the end of October.

For this special collaboration, Sergio Herman developed an entirely new palette of flavours together with MARTINI Master Blender, Beppe Musso. During a trip to Pessione, Italy -the heart of MARTINI-, the influences of the Italian Aperitivo moment, Sergio Herman's passion for perfection & top gastronomy flowed together with the 150-year craftsmanship of MARTINI. The result is a balanced, fresh cocktail with a subtle hint of bitterness that comes out perfectly in combination with delicious appetizers.

Sergio Herman"Italy has been deeply ingrained in my heart since I started preparing my latest restaurant Le Pristine three years ago. The combination of my Zeeland roots with Italian flair was immediately embraced by our guests. When the opportunity came along to work with one of Italy's most iconic brands, I didn't have to think twice. Together with MARTINI's master blender, I developed my Spritzante. The fact that I was able to contribute to the rich oeuvre of this top brand makes me enormously proud."

More than ever, we appreciate the importance of true friendship. Enjoying the simple things in life, spending time without restrictions, reliving memories and making new ones together. Aperitivo is a good start of a nice moment together. Spending time with friends and family while enjoying a bite to eat and a drink is central to the Italian dolce vita culture and that is what MARTINI also wants to convey. With Martini Spritzante, MARTINI & Sergio Herman want to take these moments to an even higher level of quality. 

Aperitivo with MARTINI Spritzante:

Spritzante is the cocktail to drink during a special aperitif with friends and family during the holidays. Surprise the guests with a nicely laid table, nice music and create a pleasant ambiance. Combine this fresh and slightly bitter aperitivo based on grapefruit, basil and a hint of vanilla with tasty appetizers for the most fun and delicious moments. 

BACARDÍ® – MARTINI® Regional President Francis Debeuckelaere: "It's the perfect collaboration. MARTINI creates the ultimate aperitivo moments and Sergio creates incredible flavour combinations with the best quality food and drink. We knew that bringing MARTINI and Sergio together would result in something special and Martini Spritzante is just that – a fantastic aperitif for the party season."

Martini Spritzante 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 at Restaurant Le Pristine in Antwerp. From the end of October, Martini Spritzante will be available exclusively and in a limited edition at Jumbo at the recommended retail price of 12.49 euros per bottle.