Aperol Ice Cube Tray
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No wonder Aperol Spritz is Italy’s number one cocktail. It’s light and refreshing with citrusy zing and a bitter, sweet taste. With less alcohol than many other cocktails, it’s an excellent way to begin a celebration and makes the perfect summer sip. Serve Aperol Spritz at brunch, afternoon drinks with friends, or before dinner for your own aperitivo hour.
The History of Aperol Spritz
Aperol was originally produced by the Barbieri brothers, Luigo and Silvio Barbieri, in Padula,Italy in 1919. They inherited their father’s alcohol company and spent 7 years experimenting with flavours before launching Aperol as a vibrant orange aperitif, to be enjoyed before dinner. The word ‘apero’ is slang for aperitif.
The original recipe which is still in use remains a secret. It combines an infusion of herbs, bitter and sweet oranges as well as rhubarb. Aperol has an alcohol content of 11% which is less than half of many other spirits.
It wasn’t until the 1950s that Aperol’s popularity soared as a light, aperitivo to refresh from the day and stimulate the appetite, in preparation for dinner.
Aperol was bought by Campari in the early 2000s and the group put considerable marketing behind the brand and positioned it as the go-to drinks for socialising.
How To Make The Perfect Aperol Spritz
To make the perfect Aperol Spritz at home you’ll need the following:
- Soda water
- Letter A ice shapes by Drinks Plinks
- A fresh slice of orange to garnish
Add your DrinksPlinks A to a large wine glass.
Then add 3 parts Prosecco, two parts Aperol and 1 part soda water. Stir briefly to chill and garnish with a slice of orange. Enjoy!
For your own Aperitivo hour, gather your favourite people, serve some tasty bites and pump up the tunes. Every sip feels like a celebration!
And for an added kick, make up a jug of Aperol Spritz and pour into the Aperol Ice Tray to freeze. Add the frozen Aperol As to your freshly made Aperol Spritz. Boom!