I’m sure most of you have heard of the popular aperitivo drink called the Aperol Spritz, but did you know that Aperol was actually invented back in 1919? Aperol was created in Padua back in 1919 but didn’t become popular until the 2000’s when Aperol was bought by the Campari Group. Aperol was originally advertised in the 1920’s and 1930’s as a drink for women or fitness enthusiast. It wasn’t until the 1950’s that Aperol started to get served with the spritz recipe which then grew popularity in the 2000’s. Today, with social media marketing, the now popular Aperol Spritz has become an Instagram phenomenon. Since Aperol is a bitter alcohol, the Aperol Spritz is normally served as an aperitivo, which means that it’s consumed before dinner to prepare your stomach for a meal.
Now that we know the history behind it, let’s learn how to make this delicious drink!
Serving Size: 1 cocktail
- 3 ounces of Prosecco
- 1 1/2 ounces of Aperol
- 3/4 ounce of sparkling water or club soda
- Orange slice for garnishing
- Fill a wine glass halfway with ice.
- Add the Aperol, Prosecco, and sparkling water and give it a stir.
- Serve with an orange slice if desired.
Now you’re all set to happy hour Italian style! Cin Cin!
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