Mediterranean restaurant concept Fig & Olive celebrates the warm weather with a new cocktail menu addition, the Season of the Spritz. The offering invites guests to take a tour around the French Riviera with each of the signature spritz cocktails named for the town and area that inspired their essence, from Luberon to Menton, Mougins to Antibes.
For instance, the Luberon Spritz, made with rosé wine, Cappelletti aperitif, Ketel One Grapefruit & Rose vodka, grapefruit juice, honey, Combier rose liqueur and hibiscus powder, “is an earnest celebration of rosé to bring to life an area known for its crisp and expressive rosés,” the menu says.
The Mougins Spritz, with olive oil-washed vodka, yellow Chartreuse, citrus, orange, cardamom and prosecco, “pays homage to the olive trees, roses and lavender you will find growing throughout this charming village.”
And the Menton Spritz, with limoncello, Moscato di Asti, lemon juice and club soda, “is inspired by the world-renowned lemons grown in the beautiful town of Menton” near the Italian border.
The three specialty spritz cocktails are priced at $19 each. The non-alcoholic Antibes Spritz, made with citrus botanicals, rosemary, cucumber, lemon, ginger beer and Mediterranean tonic, is priced at $14.
Fig & Olive, founded in 2005, was inspired by the cuisine of the south of France. The company currently operates two restaurants in New York City, plus locations in Chicago, Houston and Washington, D.C.