Italians have this great thing called “aperitivo”, which consists of having a drink right before dinner time to kick start your appetite (as if knowing you’ll be eating a delectable Italian meal isn’t enough to get those taste buds going). Along with the drink, bars also serve a little something to nosh on like peanuts or potato chips. Then there are other places that go a little overboard and serve legit food as if it’s a buffet and if you’re not careful, you won’t be eating dinner later that night (or okay, maybe you’ll still be eating dinner and maybe you’ll be complaining of a food baby after…). Either way, you spend around 5 euro and easily get more than you paid for. Really, win-win-win situation here people.
There are specific options among which to choose for your “bevuta”, but the default I go for 9 times out of 10 is the “Aperol Spritz”, aka orange deliciousness in a wine glass. It’s really quite simple and we often make it at home as a refreshing treat after a long day of work.
What you’ll need:
3 parts Proscecco
2 parts Aperol
1 splash soda or tonic water
½ slice of orange
If you're looking for a new tasty beverage (or even if you're not, give it a try and let me know how it is!!