A spritz al’aperol is the perfect drink when you don’t know what you want for that first drink, only that you want it to be light, delicious, slightly citrus-y and not leave any lingering effects when it comes to transitioning into another cocktail or wine. In existence since 1919, Aperol is a traditional Italian aperitivo. I first had one in Venice last April when my girlfriends and I took a roadtrip through Italy. It was so refreshing, and although my first spritz was served with an olive on a stick (see photo) every one I’ve had in New York is served with an orange slice. My favorite spritz is served at Morandi…bonus if you can score an outside table to imbibe it.
Although really, this video sums all this up.