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Aperol Spritz ~ A Refreshing, Summer Beverage

Posted May 04 2012 6:50pm

Salute to Summer ~

One of my favorite, refreshing"adult" beverages...
The Aperol Spritz.

This Italian Classic Aperitif - is made with Aperol, Prosecco, a splash of soda - and is garnished with fresh citrus.

Aperol only became available in the US in 2006.  While the Aperol recipe was originally created in 1919 - it only gained popularity in Italy after WW II.

It is a blend of select roots, herbs, and bitter orange.

Aperol is similar to Campari and is made by the Campari Company.

In comparison, it is a tad lighter in flavor, not quite as bitter, and has a cleaner finish.

Additionally, there is half the amount of alcohol - compared to Campari.

For the Classic Aperol Spritz:

I like mine in a Stemmed Glass over Rocks.
  • Combine 2 parts Aperol to 2 parts Prosecco 
  • Finish with a Splash of Soda (Taste to Your Liking)
  • Garnish with Fresh Slices of Orange, Lemon, and Lime
Obviously, you can substitute any Champagne or Sparkling Wine for the Italian Prosecco. 

 By TR Hughes, © 2008 - 2012 .
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