It’s the season of giving! After all the ups and downs of 2020, there’s even more reason to get together – virtually and in person!

While the festive season is full of reasons to be joyful, it can also be a tad stressful. So, this year, Amazon Australia has assembled six small business owners to form The Festive Collective to make your holidays that little bit easier. From how to pick the best holiday fashion to new ways to fancy up your festive drinks, The Festive Collective has you sorted!

Second up from The Festive Collective is Tom Maclean from SOFI Spritz, with his top tips on adding some sparkle to your drinks this season.

SOFI Spritz is the refreshing apertivo you’ve been searching for! Bring summer in Italy to your backyard with these Italian inspired cocktails, with an Aussie twist. Locally sources juices and herbal extracts are blended to create a drink best enjoyed over ice.

Maclean is passionate about bringing together all-Australian flavours to create a wine cocktail inspired by the Italian apertivo. Try the Blood Orange & Bitters to be transported to the Venetian Islands or the White Peach & Ginger for a modern twist on a classic Bellini.

Tips from SOFI Spritz for a perfectly blended summer drink:

  • Fancy up your ice – pop some of your favourite herbs and fruits into an oversized ice tray, fill it up with ice and you’ve got yourself some fancy ice cubes that add that little extra something to your drink.
  • Don’t sleep on rosemary – No, we’re not talking about your lamb roast this Sunday. Did you know rosemary is the perfect herb to add to a tall glass of soda water? It’s the perfect non-alcoholic mocktail.
  • Be creative with the garnish – traditional spritz garnishes are orange and an olive, but there’s no need to stick to the status quo here. Mix up your garnishes with whatever fruits left over from the pav or your favourite herbs from the garden.

See more from The Festive Collective here