How to make an Aperol Spritz at home
In the world of cocktails, trends often come and go, but some of the classics stand the test of time. One such classic that has made a triumphant comeback in recent years is the Aperol Spritz. With its vibrant orange hue and refreshing taste, the Aperol Spritz has become a symbol of summer and sophistication. Join us as we delve into the fascinating history of this Italian favorite and show you how to make the perfect Aperol Spritz. Of course you can always join us and let us make one for you!
Aperol Spritz: A Brief History
The story of the Aperol Spritz started in the early 20th century when Luigi and Silvio Barbieri, two Italian brothers, crafted Aperol, a bittersweet liqueur infused with orange, rhubarb, and a secret blend of herbs and spices. Little did they know that their creation would become a global sensation. Aperol quickly became a beloved aperitif in Italy, often enjoyed before a meal to awaken the palate.
Fast forward to the 21st century, and the Aperol Spritz has taken the world by storm. Its rise to fame can be attributed to its perfect blend of flavors – the bitterness of the Aperol, the effervescence of the Italian sparkling wine, and the zesty burst of citrus. Plus, its captivating orange color is Instagram-worthy, making it a hit among social media-savvy drinkers.
Create the Perfect Aperol Spritz cocktail
Now that we’ve explored the history, let us show you how to make an Aperol Spritz. Here’s what you will need:
– 60ml Aperol
– 90ml Prosecco
– 30ml soda water
– Orange slice or twist
– Ice cubes
How to make an Aperol Spritz:
1. Fill a wine glass with ice cubes to chill it.
2. Pour in 60ml of Aperol.
3. Add 90ml of Prosecco, pouring it gently to preserve the bubbles.
4. Top it off with 30ml of soda water for that delightful fizz.
5. Give it a gentle stir to combine the ingredients.
6. Garnish with a fresh orange slice or twist.
7. Serve with a straw and enjoy!
Serving Aperol Spritz with Style
Part of what makes the Aperol Spritz so special is its presentation. The bright orange color and the contrast of the orange garnish against the bubbly liquid create a visually stunning drink. Serve it in a wine glass or a stylish, stemmed glass to enhance its appeal. A slice of fresh orange finishes the drink beautifully. Don’t forget to add a straw – it’s not just for sipping; it’s for stirring and savoring the layers of flavor.
Celebrities and Aperol Spritz
It’s not just us who have fallen for the charms of the Aperol Spritz. Celebrities have also embraced this Italian classic. One notable Aperol Spritz enthusiast is the talented actress Florence Pugh. She’s was spotted last summer flaunting this delightful cocktail, and her love for it has only added to its popularity. The full story can be found here. Benedict Cumberbatch is also a fan of the drink but Nigella has recently been reported as tweeting that it’s definitely not one for her!
So there you have it – now you know how to make an Aperol Spritz, a classic cocktail with a rich history, a refreshing recipe, and a dash of celebrity appeal. Whether you’re sipping one at a rooftop bar, in the comfort of your home, or on the streets of Venice, this iconic drink is sure to bring a touch of Italian sunshine to your day. So, why not join the Aperol Spritz craze and raise your glass to Luigi and Silvio Barbieri, the creators of this timeless summer cocktail? Cheers!
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