THE summer cocktail in Italy is…the Aperol Spritz.  If you’ve never heard of it, much less tasted it’s perfection on a hot day, then get with it and come on by for a taste!  If you go into any bar in Florence during the summer, this is the only cocktail people are drinking, and for good reason!  It is bright orange in colour, it has a unique taste, thanks to the secret recipe, which has never been changed, with infusions of selected ingredients including bitter and sweet oranges and many other herbs (including rhubarb)  in perfect proportions.  It is low in alcohol, fizzy, refreshing and sophisticated.

 

ICE AND A SLICE OF ORANGE

3 PARTS OF CINZANO PROSECCO
2 PARTS OF APEROL
1 SPLASH OF SODA

Start by adding ice into the glass then pour in the Prosecco, the Aperol and add a splash of soda, top with a slice of orange.