This is such a lovely and refreshing drink and i just love Aperol! in a rocks glass add ice, Prosecco, dash of soda and top with Aperol, then throw in a slice of orange..mmm
Aperol originated in 1919 in Padua Italy by the Barbieri brothers and originally produced by the Barbieri company. The recipe is an infusion of more than 30 aromatic herbs and spices including bitter and sweet orange and the original recipe remains unchanged to this day.
The spritz cocktail is believed to have been born during the 19th century Austrian occupation of Italy. Originally the spritz was drunk by the german soldiers and was made with Venetian wines dilluted with water. The spritz aperitivo spread from northern Italy to the south and many variations were made , and the most popular is the one using Prosecco. And no wonder, its a incredibly fresh and tasty drink.
The flavor of Aperol is very much orangey and has but a hint of bitterness, like a whisper in the background compared to Camparis more straight forward bitterness that hits you with a force if you aren`t used to it or is sensitive for bitter flavors. Aperol is more gentle and would be a good first time bitter aperitif. I love both Campari and Aperol.
For the summer heat..here`s two refreshing summer drinks with Aperol to enjoy.
2 oz Aperol
2 oz prosecco
2 oz Soda
Add to a rocks glass with ice and stir. Garnish with the orange wedge. I really like this drink and the spritz is always a tasty classic. So fresh! so tasty! best of all the drinks in this post. There`s a reason why the classics are the classics.
IL PEPE ROSA
2 oz Gin
1 oz Aperol
1/4 oz simple syrup
Sprinkle of fresh lime
20 rosè or pink peppercorns
Ting to top
Crushed ice and mint
Muddle the peppercorns with simple syrup in the glass. Add Gin, Aperol and crushed ice to fill half the glass and stir. Top with Ting. Add more crushed ice to fill if needed and garnish with peppercorns and mint.
Nothing made with Ting can go wrong right?…Ting is the universal cocktail redeemer. Spiked up with the pink peppercorns, the clean tasting gin and the slightly bitter and fruity Aperol makes this drink is fresh and tasty. Of course the flavor will vary depending on which gin you use, so why not experiment? To enjoy this one fully, place a short straw near the fresh mint.