During a recent visit to Italy, my cousin and her husband discovered Aperol. I know it sounds like something meant to be added to an engine…it is, however, a perfectly orange ‘aperitivo liqueur’ which the Italians have taken to drinking in the late afternoon as a spritz. Based on an infusion of ‘selected herbs and roots’, it has a bright, earthy taste. A taste which, in my experience, one either loves or hates – my husband says it tastes like dirt. I love it – perhaps having Italian ancestry helps!
1 part Aperol
2 parts Prosecco and an orange slice = spritz
or just Aperol and Prosecco with dinner