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"The classic aperitif and the ultimate summer sipper, the Aperol Spritz is a cocktail that seems to grow in popularity every year.."

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Aperol Spritz

When Aperol is mixed harmoniously with soda and prosecco, and garnished with a slice of orange, it creates the ultimate refreshing summer cocktail and a great addition to any menu.

Method

Find a decent-sized wine glass.

Using your jigger to measure, add the Apreol and prosecco to the glass.

Fill the glass with ice and then give the contents a quick stir with your bar spoon to combine the ingredients and incorporate the ice.

Top with a generous splash of soda water and more ice if needed. Garnish with an orange slice.

Serve and enjoy!

Equipment

Jigger/Measure
Bar Spoon
Cubed Ice

History

Italy can lay claim to some of the best drinks in the world – Barolo, Chianti, the ever-present and iconic Peroni beer. Aperol assure us that the secret recipe hasn’t changed since 1919 and, whether you’re inclined to believe them or not, it’s still simply delicious. Aperol hails from Padua, Italy, and is made from a closely-guarded blend of herbs, roots and – of course – orange. The spritz, along with the Negroni, can rightly be considered Italy’s national drink. It’s a simple mix of 3 parts prosecco, 2 parts Aperol and 1 part soda, although the history of the Aperol Spritz is a whole lot more complex.

The spritz (‘spritzen’ is the German for ‘splash’) first made an appearance in the 1950s, when Venetians in Italy substituted the traditional white wine used to mix with the famous liqueur with a sparking equivalent.

Aperol assure us that the secret recipe hasn’t changed since 1919, whether you believe that or not, it’s still delicious.

Allergens
Containes sulphites.
Ingredients

50ml Aperol

75ml Prosecco or Dry Sparkling Wine

Splash of Soda

Orange Slice for Garnish

Times:

Prep: 2 Minutes

Make: 30 Seconds

Total: 2 Minutes and 30 Seconds

Calories:

279 Calories

Servings:

Serves 1

Method

Find a decent-sized wine glass.

Using your jigger to measure, add the Apreol and prosecco to the glass.

Fill the glass with ice and then give the contents a quick stir with your bar spoon to combine the ingredients and incorporate the ice.

Top with a generous splash of soda water and more ice if needed. Garnish with an orange slice.

Serve and enjoy!

Equipment

Jigger/Measure
Bar Spoon
Cubed Ice

History

Italy can lay claim to some of the best drinks in the world – Barolo, Chianti, the ever-present and iconic Peroni beer. Aperol assure us that the secret recipe hasn’t changed since 1919 and, whether you’re inclined to believe them or not, it’s still simply delicious. Aperol hails from Padua, Italy, and is made from a closely-guarded blend of herbs, roots and – of course – orange. The spritz, along with the Negroni, can rightly be considered Italy’s national drink. It’s a simple mix of 3 parts prosecco, 2 parts Aperol and 1 part soda, although the history of the Aperol Spritz is a whole lot more complex.

The spritz (‘spritzen’ is the German for ‘splash’) first made an appearance in the 1950s, when Venetians in Italy substituted the traditional white wine used to mix with the famous liqueur with a sparking equivalent.

Aperol assure us that the secret recipe hasn’t changed since 1919, whether you believe that or not, it’s still delicious.

Allergens
Containes sulphites.
Recommended

The classic aperitif and the ultimate summer sipper, the Aperol Spritz is a cocktail that seems to grow in popularity every year.

When planning your mobile bar hire, an Aperol Spritz makes a great addition to a low-alcohol, aperitif style menu, a menu centred around classic Italian cocktails or a fizz-based menu that includes other classic continental drinks.

Aperol is only about 11% alcohol which makes the spritz a great low ABV option for afternoons or summer evenings. Aperol has a distinct bitter-sweet flavour that derives from the orange and other botanicals used in its production, for those who prefer a little more bitterness and strength in their aperitif, a Campari spritz may be a great choice to serve alongside it.

Campari is Aperol’s older, stronger cousin, this bitter liqueur also uses orange as its main ingredient but combines it with bitter herbs and a higher alcohol content to make for a stronger more complex flavour.

The Aperol spritz is part of a family of cocktails known as aperitifs, or ‘before-dinner-drinks’, these cocktails are often light in alcohol and designed to be drunk early in the evening, aperitifs are often associated with France and Italy, where ‘aperitivo hour’ is widely observed between about 6pm and 8pm every evening in the summer.

If you want to stick with an Italian theme for your bar hire there are loads of other great Italian cocktails. A Shorter stronger alternative to the Aperol Spritz and a very popular drink in its own right; a Negroni might be a great addition to an Italian-styled cocktail menu.

Aperol Spritzes are traditionally topped with prosecco, so if you choose to include one in your bar hire you’ll have a ton of fizz on site. There are a huge range of other cocktails that include prosecco or champagne as an ingredient and you may want to feature some of these options on your menu. A particular crowd-pleaser is the French 75, this gin drink takes the classic Tom Collins recipe of gin, lemon and sugar and tops with sparkling wine in place of soda.

If you’re planning on compiling a menu that includes the Aperol Spritz and want to know more about what cocktails could be featured alongside it make sure to ask your event organiser for more options or check out some other, low alcohol, Italian and aperitif-style cocktails from our list.

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