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How the Aperol Spritz Became Italy’s Favorite Cocktail

Aperol Spritz

In a country as culturally diverse as Italy, where regional differences in language, cuisine and drinking practices remain distinct even 150 years after unification, naming a national aperitif would be borderline blasphemy. But as far as northern Italy goes, you could build a pretty strong case for the Aperol Spritz. In the Veneto region alone, around 300,000 of these wine-based Aperol cocktails are sucked down daily, according to Campari.

For more on Italy’s ubiquitous aperitif of choice, check out my coverage on Eater, part of the site’s annual cocktail week.

2017-02-17T15:16:06+00:00 October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Gastronomic Traditions, Press & Articles, Wine & Spirits|7 Comments


  1. Jake October 22, 2014 at 3:08 am - Reply

    Love the Aperol Spritz. 🙂

  2. Kati B ~ FurnishMyWay October 23, 2014 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Well, as a lover of all things Italian, wine, and cocktail, not sure why or how I haven’t tried this one yet! I’ll have to give it a go. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Sue November 15, 2014 at 7:07 am - Reply

    Had my first Aperol Spritz in Padua and have been hooked ever since.

  4. flavia November 16, 2014 at 12:34 am - Reply

    Just got back from 2 weeks in Rome and everyone there is drinking it too!
    Katie, your app was just great, am so glad I got it and used it.

  5. Dianne - Rome the Second Time November 25, 2014 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Hi Katie – loved the article on Eater… I also enjoyed the Aperol ad campaign featuring people holding the swivel sticks – no hands – between their upper lips and their noses. There’s a photo somewhere of a girlfriend and me doing this – after a few Aperol Spritzes of course!

  6. Karen November 29, 2014 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    While in Venice, my husband became addicted to them and had one at every lunch restaurant we were at this past September. I preferred a good glass of the vino red.

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