“The Quintessential Italian Aperitif”
With how much Aperol Spritz dominated our attention, one would think that this seemingly classic cocktail has been around forever. This cocktail is sweet like a cherry, bitter like an orange peel, and incredibly easy drinking. Its roots are deep, as people have been cutting their wine with water and adding bitters since the ’20s. Funny enough, prosecco was only an addition to the mix in the ’90s. If you want to give this modern classic a historic flair, add or even replace the orange wheel with an olive. The people of Venice were doing this a century ago, and even though it sounds weird, a fresh Castelvetrano is this cocktails soulmate.