La Dolce Vita – The Italian Aperitivo!
I have been loving the ritual of making a cocktail or in the Italian tradition an Aperitivo:)
One of my all time favorites is the Aperol Spritz! Not only is it delicious and easy to make but it uses Aperol as the base, a digestive with naturally bitter orange flavors that can be calming to the belly. As I am all about eating (and drinking) with color it is beautiful!
What you need: Aperol, Prosecco (or Cava), soda water, orange slice, add berries if you like!
In a wine glass or rocks glass for a smaller version: I am not into measuring… but
- 1 Part Aperol
- 2 Parts Prosecco
- Top with Soda water
- Garnish with an orange slice and or add berries.
- Serve over ice
To make it a true aperitivo serve it with light savory snacks. And for the full experience, savor it outside, if you are lucky to have a balcony, a large fire escape or a rooftop!