I have to be honest and say I hadn’t tried Aperol until they got in touch and asked if I would like to take part in the Aperol Spritz Challenge.
I had seen Aperol in the shops and bars, and it has always stood out to me because of its colour. It’s bright orange and orange, as you may know, is my favourite colour.
So what is it? Aperol is an Italian aperitif, which is made from oranges, both sweet and bitter, plus lots of other ingredients, but the full recipe is a bit of a secret.
It has been made in Italy since 1919 and its popularity has grown and grown.
I have been to the website and seen old commercials for Aperol, I love the 1980’s ones which take me back somewhat.
Aperol Spritz is made from 3 parts Prosecco, 2 parts Aperol and 1 part soda water. As the add says, easy as 1, 2, 3! I was sent a bottle of Aperol, the prosecco and an orange, plus some nifty glasses and a huge ice bucket!
I had to try making the spritz and seeing what it was like.
Well, the flavour is unique. Definitely orangey, plus loads of other good things going on. With the sweet prosecco, and the bubbles, it is delicious and deceptively easy to drink. I almost forgot this was alcohol.
If you haven’t tried Aperol before, I would certainly recommend it, and trying the spritz too. This is becoming quite a trend in the UK too, not just in Italy!
Enjoy your alcohol responsibly.
Disclosure Statement: I was sent the alcohol and other items free to review. I was not paid for this post and any opinion expressed are my own.