Wednesday, June 28, 2017

That gorgeous orange cocktail!

Prof Yasha was right, this is truly the best cocktail--an Aperol Spritz.
It's as bright and summery as that tablecloth at the street cafe in Venice! (Hi Lily and Lan!)

How does it taste?

Like long days of sunshine, with a side of bubbling laughter and that heavy-limbed feeling you get when your work day is done, you've clocked 11 miles on your FitBit, and you're ready to relax with your favorites.

(Maybe I am biased because I had my first one with Jocelyn...but they are delicious, different and not too heavy. The perfect drink before dinner...or after dinner.)

Here's how you make one:

Add ice to a large balloon glass, and add:
3 parts Prosecco
2 parts Aperol liqueur
1 part acqua frizzante (that's fizzy water)
Garnish with an orange wheel.

Italians have enjoyed Aperol since 1919, when it was introduced at the Padua International Fair, but Spritzes were not common until the 1950s.  In the 2000s Aperol sponsored the Moto GP World Championship.  There is our tie-in to Akrapovic!

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