🍸 Aperol spritz is an orange-red drink originating from Italy with an alcohol content of 11 per cent. However, Austria also competes for the right to call it “its own”. The reason is that it consists of bitter Aperol, first made in the city of Padua in 1919 with the addition of an Austrian liqueur.
🍸 Austrian soldiers began to prepare cocktails en masse in the middle of the 19th century when they occupied Venice and the Veneto region during the offensive. Mixing local wines with sparkling water, the soldiers quenched their thirst but would not get drunk at all. In the 50s marketing managers realized that adding alcohol to the cocktail would increase its popularity.
🍸 Besides, the drink contains several dozens of natural ingredients, including orange, Hinnai tree fruits and various herbs from the Piedmont’s suburbs. Thanks to them, the orange spritz perfectly tones, refreshes and promotes good digestion.
🍸 The lightness of the drink made it possible to keep the figure. At least, this is what the first product advertising campaign said, where the seamstress depicted on the poster, measuring the client’s waist, exclaimed: “Ma’am, Aperol keeps you fit”.
🍸 Today this drink with its unsurpassed taste, which has become the pride of Italy, is eagerly consumed all over Europe in the hot season. In its classic version, you should add 50 ml of bitter Aperol mixed with the same amount of sparkling dry wine, 20 ml of soda and a slice of orange or lemon into a chilled glass
🍸Aperol Spritz is typically served in a unique wineglass, with a shape that resembles that of the Aperol bottle turned upside-down. It was designed in 2016 by Luca Trazzi, a Venetian designer.
🍸 The Aperol Spritz became widely popular outside of Italy around 2018 and was ranked as the world’s 9th bestselling cocktail in 2019 by the website Drinks International.
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