If you have ever been to Italy, it is more than likely that you have quenched your thirst in the Italian aperitif Aperol Spritz. This refreshing and colorful beverage has now graced the list of Danish cocktails and can be found everywhere!
Aperol Spritz sends you back to the 80’s, and brings back memories of summer, sunshine and 5 o’clock drinks at their finest. The drink consists of a simple combination of sparkling wine or white wine, the Italian spirit Aperol and a splash of sparkling water. In other words, simple ingredients, that allow the taste of Aperol to shine through – a taste with characteristic notes of sweet and bitter oranges, rhubarb, cinnamon and spices.
Aperol was invented in Italy in 1919 and is according to spirit giant Campari, whom acquired Aperol in 2003, the most popular light spirit in the country. Campari have placed great faith and investment in the brand through several large campaigns and redesigns of the logo. It is not to say whether or not this effort has led to the sudden popularity of Aperol we see today, but never the less one must say that it has indeed become popular.
This is what to do:
3 parts sparkling wine or white wine (preferably dry)
2 parts Aperol
1 part sparkling water
Mix the wine and Aperol, then top with sparkling water. Serve the drink with ice and a slice of orange if you want to bring joy to your eyes as well as your pallet.