The history of the Aperol SpritzWith its origins deeply rooted in northern Italy, the Aperol Spritz has become a staple in bars throughout the country. Aperol is an Italian liquor that is characterized as having an orange sweetness with bitter herbal undertones. The term “Spritz” comes from the 19th-century Austro-Hungarian tradition of adding water to the bold wines of northern Italy to help mellow them out a bit. The Spritz term grew into a classic Italian cocktail recipe that includes wine base, bitter liquor, and a splash of soda. While people have their own preferences and bars will provide their own take on the classic recipe, one thing that all who order a Spritz must do is clarify the type of liquor that they want mixed. One of the most popular versions of this classic cocktail is the Aperol Spritz recipe.
How to make an Aperol Spritz?Here’s how you can make an Aperol spritz and a variation to the classic that you can try out. The official Aperol Spritz recipe ingredients include:
- 3 parts dry Prosecco (Zonin Prosecco works great!)
- 2 parts Aperol
- 1-2 parts soda
- Orange slices for garnish