Italian Aperol Spritz is a refreshing drink that is commonly served in the northern part of Italy, especially in Venice. This drink is also called Spritz Veneziano or just Veneziano). Many Venetian towns had their own specific version of this drink. In the last decade, the Aperol Spritz with Prosecco has become the most popular type served in Italy. To date, this drink is hardly known in the United States.
The Spritz cocktail is drunk all day in Italy in their caffe shops, ostari, and in bakeries. Because this drink is low in alcohol, it is a great way to start your meal, as it is a digestive drink that whets the appetite. In Venice, it is simply called a “spreetz.” Making the Aperol Spritz is very easy to make, and it is also worth experimenting with to determine proportions that suit your own taste.
Check out my daughter’s adventures in Italy where she first tasted this outstanding Italian Aperol Spritz Cocktail: Italian Adventures.
Italian Aperol Spritz Recipe:
Source: Photos were taken by my daughter, Nancy Hartman, on her Italian vacation in 2010.