Friday, 10 August 2012

Cocktail hour

I've found my new drink of choice and that drink is Aperol Spritz! Maybe it's quite a well-known one, I don't know...but it has been a new and very nice discovery for me so just in case you didn't already know about it, I thought I would share. I am back in Zurich at the moment and it is very popular here although I can't say I've ever seen it in the UK. It is an Italian drink normally served as an aperitif (thanks Wikipedia).

And here is how it's made:

3 parts prosecco
2 parts aperol
1 splash of soda/sparkling water
slice of orange

There seem to be different variations on this. You can also use Campari instead of Aperol but it will give a more bitter taste so you might want to up the orange content. Some recipes also use dry white wine instead of prosecco.

 Photo by me

The Aperol website shows some vintage adverts for the drink from the 1930s. It was first promoted as the liqueur for the health-conscious woman because of its low alcohol content. I'm not sure drinking alcohol is the way to keep in shape but it is a very nice drink. 

Have you tried it? What's your favourite recipe for it? Or do you know of any other good cocktail recipes? Please feel free to share!



  1. Me encanta el Spritz, no hay mejor aperitivo!!!Y ese color tan bonito!!!Viva el Spritz:-)))


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