How the Aperol Spritz Became Italy’s Favorite Cocktail

Written by Katie Parla on October 22, 2014

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.

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