RECIPES | What’s there to say about the Aperol Spritz that hasn’t already been said? A bit of history, perhaps. Aperol is an Italian aperetif that was originally created in 1919, by Luigi and Silvio Barbieri. The Spritz Veneziano, meanwhile, is a refreshing cocktail that was invented in the 1800s.
Post World War II, Spritzes made using Aperol became hugely popular in Italy, so much so that the aperitif became synonymous with the drink. In the mid-2010s, the Aperol Spritz became somewhat of a ‘go-to’ cocktail around the world, and its popularity has remained high ever since.
It’s easy to see why the drink is so popular. It’s affordable, light, refreshing, and delicious. Perfect for summer days and nights outdoors, watching the world go by. I was given a bottle of Aperol as part of the Virtual Travel Expo 2020, to whip up some cocktails of my own. Here’s how to make the classic Aperol Spritz at home.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes / Cooking time: n/a / Serves: 1
- 60ml Aperol
- 90ml Cinzano Prosecco
- 30ml soda water
- three orange slices
- Fill a large glass about halfway with ice, and two orange slices.
- Pour the Aperol into the glass, followed by the Prosecco. Top with soda water.
- Garnish with the third orange slice.
No notes for this one. It’s a classic for a good reason!