While we Iaciofano’s were cavorting through Italy, we discovered a light beverage that we liked very much: an Aperol Spritz. The Spritz isn’t a heavy hitter in terms of alcohol content. It’s an aperitif; think of it as your warm up drink before you pull out all those bottles of Brunello, or whatever fancy alcohol you’ll be enjoying with your main meal. It’s simple to concoct as well and goes great with whatever appetizer you choose.Print
Sparkling white wine – we used Martini & Rossi Asti Sparkling Wine
The recipe is simple: 3 parts Asti to 1 part Aperol.
I used a shot glass to measure and poured three shots of the sparkling wine and one shot of the Aperol into a large wine glass filled with ice.
Dunk in a slice of orange if you like.
Goes well with some nice, meaty olives and maybe some peanuts too.
Now go find a sunny spot and enjoy. Cheers!