I mentioned acqua e menta in my post about Summer Drinks in Italy (were you paying attention?) – a thirst quenching, very simple drink you can make at home or order in a bar. Most of the time it’s made by adding a bottled mint-green syrup to water or poured over ice, then adding water.
If you want a more natural, non-Hulk-green version, try making a quasi-mojito without the liquor – muddle some mint lives with some sugar and add in the lime if you need it.
This Venetian glass was a gift from friends that I think can make the simplest acqua e menta look amazing. Don’t you think? (If it gets as hot as it’s getting here in Milan, you too may become obssessed with the heat, the fading afternoon sun and the lovely light it throws around your house like me)
If you are interested in Venetian glass, be sure not to miss the episode 12 of the Eye on Italy podcast where we talked about 11 million pieces of fake Venetian glass being seized.