Thirsty Thursday: Venetian Spritz

The Venetian Spritz (also known as an Aperol Spritz) in Venice is more than a drink: it’s a symbol of conviviality and sharing. The absolute best way to enjoy this refreshing cocktail is by inviting your friends and preparing the famous Cicchetti, typical Venetian small plates and appetizers.

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  • Fill a large wine glass with ice.
  • Add Aperol, then sparkling wine.
  • Stir gently to combine.
  • Top with soda if desired for a lighter variation.
  • Garish with a briny olive or orange slice
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  • Aperol is the most widely available bitter liqueur; it is also the sweetest. If you prefer a more bracingly bitter spritz, try splitting Aperol with Campari (1:1).
  • Use a rocks or wine glass.

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