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Thursday 04 July 2019 04 July 2019

Spritz Mania

Spritz Mania

Between bitterness and freshness, Aperol Spritz has established itself as THE drink of the summer and has made a place of honour in all our aperitivo and today celebrates its 100th anniversary. But do you know where it comes from?

But what a story!

After inheriting their father's liquor factory, the two brothers Luigi and Silvio Barbieri created Aperol in 1919 in Padua near Venice, after seven years of experimentation. Its name "Aperol" is a reference to the French word "apéro" heard during a trip to France.

After the war, the famous drink became very popular throughout Italy, especially among the golden youth. It was finally in the 1950s that the Spritz (the cocktail as we know it) was created. The cocktail was born from the soldiers' habit of adding sparkling water to their glass of wine. Some pronounce it "Spritzzz" and others "Schhpritz", but did you know that the term comes from the Austrian "spritzen" which means "sprinkle with sparkling water"?

How to taste it?

In Italy, we like to combine this cocktail with its characteristic orange colour with a plate of Venetian antipasti: bruschetta, anchovies, olives, Venetian sardines, octopus in olive oil, zucchini fritters or marinated vegetables.

More than a drink, a state of mind

Aperol Spritz is gradually becoming an Italian way of life and is spreading all over the world, becoming 100 years later the essential cocktail for a successful evening! Synonymous with sharing and celebration, it is all the Dolce Vita that is found in its recipe. A total consecration, then, since on the occasion of this anniversary, its definition even enters the Robert Illustré and obtains the title of "summer drink of the year" in the New York Times.

We want a Spritz for aperitivo!

  • Put ice cubes in a wine glass
  • Pour the Prosecco followed by the Aperol in equal parts
  • Add a dash of sparkling water
  • Decorate with a slice of orange
  • Cheers !

 

Have you been given an irresistible urge to drink a Spritz? So see you on July 11 in Café Oz Rooftop, Denfert and Châtelet for the Spritz Party!

 

 

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