Aperol Spritz

Your most popular Aperol questions answered!

Aperol has a lot of history in Italy, Europe and many parts of the world. But to many in the southern hemisphere it’s very much a new taste sensation.
Aperol has a lot of history in Italy, Europe and many parts of the world. But to many in the southern hemisphere it’s very much a new taste sensation – a flavour you may not have encountered before!

Aperol tastes like citrusy sweet and bitter oranges, rhubarb, herbs, and vanilla.

There is only one perfect serve – and that’s three parts Aperol, two parts Prosecco, and a splash of soda.

But many bartenders have experimented with twists on the Spritz (link: https://events.blackpineapple.co.nz/about/)​​ or added Aperol to other cocktails https://www.epicurious.com/recipes-menus/best-aperol-cocktails-gallery.

While others love Aperol frozen (slushie anyone?) (link https://www.delicious.com.au/recipes/aperol-spritz-slushie/qpyD6nJL or as an ice cream flavour (link: https://www.giapo.com/aperol-spritz/), we’ve seen some bakers who have tried it in tarts, cupcakes and cakes!

Aperol’s creation is a secret recipe, guarded closely for over 100 years!

But we can say it contains citrus oil and gentian root (also found in Angostura bitters), and cinchona bark.

Aperol is 11% ABV or alcohol by volume.

Aperol is not a wine, although it’s alcohol content is similar to that of a bottle of wine. Aperol is an Italian aperitif, a before-dinner liquor and best served cold.

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