Where was Aperol Spritz born, what are the ingredients and how do you make the cocktail?


WE all love a cheeky cocktail every now and again, and the Aperol Spritz is the one of choice for many classy drinkers.

But what exactly is in the cocktail, and how is it made..?

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Aperol Spritzes are perfect to enjoy in the sun[/caption]

Aperol’s history

The bitter orange aperitif has a rather interesting history, starting in Italy.

It was born in 1919 although it can be traced to 1805.

Aperol was marketed around Italy as a drink for women and “sportive people”.

When the 1950s came around the 3-2-1 Aperol Spritz recipe became popular, and it hit worldwide status in the 2000s.

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The classy cocktail is simple to make[/caption]

What are the ingredients?

The ingredients you need for the luscious cocktail are as follows:

  • prosecco
  • aperol
  • soda water
  • ice
  • orange for garnish

How do you make it?

The science behind a perfect Aperol Spritz cocktail is actually very simple.

You mix three parts prosecco, with two parts aperol, and one ‘spritz’ of soda water.


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