What is an Aperol Spritz?
Refreshing and citrusy, the Spritz is the ideal drink for warm summer nights. The distinctively bright orange hue simply screams ‘party!’ and its bittersweet, mouth-watering taste offers a great alternative to summer cocktails, which tend toward the sweet side.
A note on why Prosecco is a key Spritz ingredient.
A relative newcomer to Australian shores, prosecco has been produced here since 2000. Other countries developing a robust prosecco market include Brazil, Romania and Argentina.
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A light, dry, sparkling wine made from glera grapes, Prosecco comes from the Veneto region, not far from Venice. Italians have been enjoying this bubbly for centuries: as one of the oldest varieties around, the ancient Romans were using glera grapes to make Prosecco millennia ago.
What food pairs best with an Aperol Spritz?
- Traditional Italian companions – asparagus, porcini, Treviso radish, Bastardo (local cheese) and soppressata (local salami).
- Antipasti – sardines, artichoke hearts, anchovies and prosciutto.
- Savoury starters – Salt and pepper squid, Arancini balls, soft cheeses such as brie, Spanish sausage.
- Small snacks – crunchy nuts or chips.