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Aperol spritz


With an unmistakeably vibrant orange hue and unique bittersweet taste, this beacon of summer remains as popular as ever

Originally created by the Barbieri brothers, Luigi and Silvio, in Italy between 1912 and 1919, Aperol’s refreshing taste is derived from an infusion of botanicals including orange, rhubarb, herbs and roots. 

Its stylish colour and versatile flavour makes it brilliant for summer cocktails – why not begin with an Aperol spritz?

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Aperol spritz at a glance

*Based on 150ml serving of spritz

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Light &
refreshing taste

Unique and magical botanical infusion of bittersweet orange, herbs and roots

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Alcohol by
volume

9% alcohol
content

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Fewer
calories

Approximately 141
calories per serving*

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Good for
digestion

The bitters optimise
digestion before
meals

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How to make a classic Aperol spritz

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For a refreshing start to any occasion, Aperol is best served as a spritz

Ingredients:

- 75ml Prosecco
- 75ml Aperol
- Ice
- Dash of soda water
- 1 or 2 orange slices 

Method:

Add 75ml Prosecco followed by 75ml Aperol to a large, ice-filled wine glass. Top with a dash of soda and garnish with an orange slice.

 

Aperol with a twist

There's nothing like a dash of bright orange Aperol to add a little
extra flavour to summer cocktails

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Aperol frozé

Ingredients:

- 250ml Aperol
- 250ml fresh orange juice
- 60ml fresh lemon juice
- 700ml sparkling rosé wine
- 1 orange, sliced, for garnish

Method:

Mix the Aperol with the orange and lemon juice, and top with 240ml sparkling rosé wine. Pour into a shallow dish and freeze for 2½ to 3 hours, stirring the mixture with a fork every 30 minutes until the mixture resembles shaved ice,

To serve, place a generous scoop into glasses, then top with 60ml sparkling rosé and garnish with an orange slice

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Orange, Aperol and rosemary sangria

Ingredients:

- 700ml bottle white wine (or 750ml soda water for a lower alcohol version)
- 120ml Aperol
- 120ml orange liqueur
- 350ml orange juice
- 2 whole oranges sliced
- 60g fresh rosemary
- 200ml soda water (if using wine)

Method:

Pour all ingredients into a jug, adding the soda water last.  Mix well and serve.

 

What to eat with Aperol spritz

Aperol is the perfect accompaniment to many foods but traditionally served with bitesized appetisers called ‘cicchetti’. This can include anything from olives and tiny portions of vegetables to slices of meat, bread and more.

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“Fabulously striking drink, very refreshing... Aperol is
a wonderful iced drink of Italy... the splash of Prosecco
and soda makes it one of the best long drinks around”

'paulybear', Ruislip UK