Spritz is one of our best-loved summer cocktails! People also call it Spritz Veneziano or Aperol Spritz. Spritz in German means “splash”. The cocktail has Italian origins and is commonly served as an aperitif in Northeast Italy.
Spritz was born in the 1800s in Veneto, Italy. Foreign soldiers, merchants and diplomats were not used to local wine, which was served in the taverns, the alcohol content was higher than they were accustomed to. That is why newcomers started to ask to spray a bit of water into the wine to make the wine lighter. Check the recipe below:
90 ml Prosecco
60 ml Aperol
Splash of Soda water
Build all ingredients into a wine glass filled with ice. Stir gently.
Note: There are other versions of the Spritz that use Campari, Cynar or Select instead of Aperol.
Garnish with a slice of orange.
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