Aperol, the refreshing vivid orange aperitivo with a unique bittersweet taste, started life in the bars of Northern Italy. The original secret ingredients for Italy’s favourite drink have remained unchanged ever since.
Aperol Spritz is now not only Italy’s number one cocktail but is also one of the world’s most popular drinks. It is perfect for drinking any time, with light lunch dishes or, as intended, as a pre-dinner aperitivo.
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The Taste of Amalfi
Travellers fortunate enough to have been to the beautiful Amalfi coast will have tasted something a little different – the Amalfi Aperol Spritz. Made using a few extra magic ingredients, one being traditional Limoncello liqueur, it is a twist on the original recipe.
The Amalfi-Style Spritz is delicious; the only problem is one glass will never be enough!
Follow the Amalfi-style Aperol Spritz recipe, mix your Amalfi cocktail and enjoy with some olives, mozzarella and goats cheese, bread sticks, crusty bread and fresh fruit.
The Perfect Amalfi-Style Aperol Spritz Recipe
- Aperol 25ml
- Limoncello liqueur 25ml
- Campari 25ml
- Italian Prosecco (added according to personal taste)
- A dash of soda water or unflavored sparkling water
- Slices of orange, lemon (or both)
- Lashings of ice
- Garnish with a sprig of rosemary or a few raspberries
There is no big secret to making a traditional Aperol Spritz; you can look at the recipe label on the back of the bottle. However, all around the world, bartenders are making slight adjustments to the original ingredients resulting in unique variations of the Aperol Spritz taste.
Bartenders now serve Aperol Spritz with champagne for a real taste of luxury, with white wine and, Aperol Spritz with gin; the list is endless! And if you don’t like bubbles you can even have Aperol Spritz without prosecco – can you imagine!!
The last time I enjoyed a glass of orange nectar in Italy was on a trip to Venice. But don’t think you must be in Italy to enjoy the cocktail; you can recreate ‘La Dolce Vita’ anywhere.
It is all about presentation with the Amalfi cocktail so be sure to serve in beautiful crystal spritz glasses to compliment the exquisite taste of Italy.
Bonus Cocktail Recipe for Amalfi Limoncello Spritz
- Limoncello 25ml
- Top up with Prosecco
- Add a scoop of Lemon Sorbet
- Garnish with ice and lemon slices
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