The Finer Details
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To re create a truly Italian Aperitivo moment, here is an important classic recipe.
- Prepare a large wine glass with ice and a slice of orange
- 3 Parts Cester Camillo Prosecco
- 2 Parts Aperol
- Top with a dash of Soda water
Pour all ingredients and stir gently. For extra ‘boujie’ vibes, serve with two speared cocktail olives.
Optimal Serving Temp: Chill prior to serving or ensure served over ice.
The name ‘Aperol’ comes from the French slang word for aperitif which is “Apero”.
Aperol was originally created by the Barbieri brothers of Padua in 1919 as a lower-alcohol liqueur to be enjoyed during Aperitivo time. It did not experience a full ‘boom’ of success until after World War Two, when the ‘Aperol Spritz’ became a fashionable substitute for the historical white wine and soda spritz used in Venice.
In 2003 the Aperol brand was acquired by the Campari group and since then (with an absolute peak in 2018), Aperol use in bars and at home has gained momentum not just in Europe, but across most of the world. Mostly made famous through the international embrace of the Aperol Spritz, this liqueur is now the icon of Aperitivo hour, summer barbeques and ‘knock off’ work drinks with colleagues.
Alcohol Content: 11%
Bottle Size: 1 Litre