Aperol Spritz – Classic Recipe & History

Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz

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Course: DrinksCuisine: Italian
Servings

1

servings
Calories

267

kcal
ABV

8%

Total time

3

minutes

Learn how to make a classic Spritz.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Aperol

  • 1 oz Soda Water

  • 3 oz Sparkling Wine

Directions

  • Simply combine the ingredients in the serving glass with ice.

Notes

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What Does The Aperol Spritz Taste Like?

The Aperol Spritz is a wonderfully refreshing and flavorful drink. The mild herbal and medicinal flavors of the Aperol blend wonderfully with the prosecco, and the soda water cuts the strength just enough not to make the drink feel boozy.

History Of The Spritz.

The Spritz originated in the Veneto region of Italy in the mid-19th century. After the Napoleonic Wars (1803 to 1815), the Veneto region was annexed by the Austrian Empire, which it stayed with till it joined the Kingdom of Italy in 1866. During the annexation, Austrian soldiers occupied the region and found the local wine too alcohol for their liking. The soldiers would add a splash of water to bring the ABV down to levels more similar to beer. Wine served this way was referred to as a spritz, the german word for a splash. Eventually, wines would be spritzed with soda water and even Prosecco. The spritz cocktail structure is always:

  • 2 oz (60 mLs) wine or apperitif
  • 1 oz (30 mLs) soda water
  • 3 oz (90 mls) prosecco

As you can see, there can be many different kinds of spritz cocktails. Any wine or aperitif can be used as the base. When ordering in English, the base is mentioned before the word spritz. A spritz with Aperol is an Aperol Spritz, or one with Cynar is Cynar Spritz, Campari Spritz, Pinot Grigio Spritz, Chardonnay Spritz, etc. If ordering in Italy, reverse it and say the base after the word spritz.

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Whiskey Nips – Ultimate House Cocktail To End The Day

Whiskey Nips

Whiskey Nips

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Recipe by Robert Kachelriess Course: DrinksCuisine: American
Servings

1

servings
Calories

300

kcal
ABV

14%

Total time

3

minutes

Invented by Las Vegas Lifestyle and craft cocktail writer Robert Kachelriess, The Whiskey Nips is his go to cocktail after a long day at work.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Aperol

  • 1 oz Disaronno

  • 1 oz Bourbon

  • 2 oz Grapefruit La Croix

Directions

  • Add Ice To Mixing Glass and combine all ingredients except the Grapefruit Soda water in the mixing glass.
  • Stir the ingredients for 20 – 30 seconds to properly chill and dilute the drink.
  • Add ice to the glass and strain the drink into glass.
  • Gently pour the grapefruit soda water on top.
  • Give a couple turns to mix and enjoy.

Notes

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The Whiskey Nips is the ultimate house cocktail invented by Las Vegas lifestyle and craft cocktail writer Robert Kachelriess. It’s easy to make and just the right balance of sweet and bitter over a strong bourbon base. Pour each shot of alcohol over ice in a rock glass. Top off with club soda (ideally, La Croix grapefruit — or “Pamplemousse” if you’re sophisticated) and stir with a spoon (or steak knife for extra macho factor). No garnish is needed.

Feel free to adjust the levels of alcohol to preferred strength level. Just beware: this drink goes down easy. Almost too easy. Another bonus: The recipe is so simple; it’s easy to describe to any bartender, although La Croix is always preferred to club soda from a gun.

If you enjoy cocktails like the Boulevardier or Japanese Cocktail, this refreshing herbal and almond cocktail is the ultimate cocktail. If you do not have Grapefruit La Croix or any other grapefruit infused soda water, then soda water and grapefruit bitters can be used.

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