Cocktails From Around the World: A Venetian Spritz

The Spritz is a fizzy cocktail that's quite common in Northern Italy, and is even said to be the official cocktail in Venice. It's fizzy and light, which makes it perfect for an apĂ©ritif, but it can be and is often drunk at any time of day.

This Italian cocktail can be made with Campari or Aperol (Orange Liqueur), sparkling wine (Prosecco) and club soda or seltz. Some say Aperol makes for a better Spritz, but you can be the judge. Next time you want to experience Italy have a Spritz and watch the sun go down!

Venetian Spritz
1.5 oz Aperol or Campari
3 oz Prosecco (dry sparkling wine)
Dash or two of Club Soda or Seltz
Orange Slice for garnish
Ice cubes

Place ice cubes in a glass, then pour in Prosecco, dash of Club Soda or Seltz and lastly Aperol or Campari. Garnish with orange slice. Enjoy!

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Geoff said...

Sounds tasty! I'm a big fan of Aperol, I think it's something that more people would geek out on if they tried it.

- Geoff

FoodTravelDiva said...

Thanks Geoff! I think so too. Thanks for stopping by!