No cocktail is quite as refreshing as the Aperol spritz, a concoction of bitter orange aperitif, prosecco and soda water. Sipped from the fashionable streets of Milan in the north, to the coastal haven on Positano in the south, this iconic spritz is not only beloved in Italy, but has... Read More
No cocktail is quite as refreshing as the Aperol spritz, a concoction of bitter orange aperitif, prosecco and soda water. Sipped from the fashionable streets of Milan in the north, to the coastal haven on Positano in the south, this iconic spritz is not only beloved in Italy, but has a loyal fan base worldwide.
While Veneto is the birthplace of many classic Italian cocktails, including the bellini and sgroppino, the drink that best encapsulates the vibrant and romantic city is - without question - the Aperol spritz. Venetians have been enthralled by the bitter orange tipple for years.
The ‘spritz’ title now almost exclusively conjures images of the aperitivo, though the original ‘spritz’ dates back as far as the 1800s, when Venice was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Visitors across the empire descended on Venezia, though reportedly found Italian wines too strong, opting to top their tipple with a ‘spritz’ (derived from the German “spritzen”, meaning splash) of water.
It wasn’t until 1919 that Aperol was born - after years spent experimenting with a recipe, Luigi and Silvio Barbieri debuted the now-iconic apéritif. By the 1950s, the Aperol spritz was commonplace in the hands of Venetian natives, and spread throughout both Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire - don’t be surprised to see an icy glass of spritz in the snowy peaks of Austria to this day!
Our gift for the aperol lover is all packaged up in our brown kraft boxes (durable & safe enough to send by post)
- Four 200 ml Fever tree sodas
One bottle of Prosecco Doc Tombacco - Light straw yellow in colour with greenish reflections. Very bubbly when poured maintaing a persistent perlage to the end. It has a fine and elegant bouquet with a good presence of fruity notes, particularly green and golden apple followed by floral notes of wisteria blossom. Excellent length and persistence, this is a harmonious and well balanced Prosecco. Great gift as the bottle is super bella Alcohol content: 11%
One bottle of Aperol Bright orange in colour, Aperol's unique taste results from an infusion of ingredients including oranges, rhubarb, herbs and roots. Alcohol content: 11%
- One Spritz book - Synonymous with sipping cocktails in the sunshine, the Spritz sets out to discover how it evolved from a local ritual into Italy’s most popular cocktail. This glorious book takes us on a journey from the wine bars of Venice to the old gilded cafes of Turin, with the authors sharing classics samples on the road trip along with recipes from the world’s most renowned bartenders.
- A Gift card to enjoy a "spritz for two" in our bar anytime in 2021