Stop by the wine store tonight, Thursday May 20 from 6-8pm and try an Aperitivo cocktail made with Aperol. The “Aperol Spritz”, “Aperol Prosecco” or “Aperitivo” if you’re in Venice, is a great summer cocktail – brightly colored, citrusy, not too sweet, fizzy, easy to make – what’s not to like?
Aperol is another one of those european secret ingredient liqueurs – this one from Italy. Orange and rhubarb are at least two of the ingredients and it has a bitter orange flavor when served straight on the rocks. The bright orangey-red color always gets Aperol compared to Campari and we have to say it has a similar flavor profile but is more sweet and mellow.
1 oz Aperol
2 oz prosecco (we used Pisani)
splash of soda
slice of orange
In wine glass filled with ice, pour Aperol, prosecco and soda. Stir gently until mixed. Add slice of orange, twisting to release some juice and placing in the glass or simply use orange slice as garnish.