One of the most known and loved cocktail from Italy is a classical one, an unmissable one for a proper Italian aperitivo: the Aperol Spritz. Everybody in the world knows this beverage but a few people know the perfect and traditional recipe so it’s not uncommon to drink something called Spritz but which is, in reality, far from the real one.
The origins of the spritz are really unknown and finding the real ones, today, it’s not that easy though history says, for what it’s worth, that it’s all about the presence of the Austrian soldiers in the Veneto region; they just “stretched” the regional wine with sparkling water.
The inhabitants of Triveneto claim that the real spritz is prepared by mixing white wine and sparkling water because the purpose has always been, with a spritz, to prevent those who spend too much time at the bar getting drunk; Aperol, according to them, was added later but today the Aperol Spritz is definitely the most known and loved.
The following is the original Italia recipe of the Spritz, no unnecessary ingredients added, just get a tumbler or a large balloon glass and follow the recipe. It is important to follow the order of the ingredients so that the Aperol won’t settle at the bottom of the glass.
What you need for an Aperol Spritz (1 serving)
2 parts of Aperol
3 parts of prosecco
1 splash of Soda
Slice of orange
How to make an original Spritz
1. Start by adding ice into the glass then pour in the Prosecco, the Aperol and the soda, topping with a slice of orange. Stir and serve.
Preparation time: 5 minutes