This new release by two of the editors behind Punch, Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau, is a narrative-driven book on the history and revival of spritz cocktails – a wine-based drink served as an aperitif.
It also includes 50 recipes of both classics and modern twists. From Milan to Los Angeles, Venice to New York, the spritz—Italy’s bitter and bubbly aperitivo cocktail—has become synonymous with a leisurely, convivial golden hour. But the spritz is more than just an early evening cocktail—it’s a style of drinking.
In Spritz, the authors trace the drink’s origins to ancient Rome, uncover its unlikely history and culture, explore the evolution of aperitivo throughout Northern Italy, and document the spritz’s revival around the world. From regional classics to modern variations, Spritz includes recipes from some of America’s most lauded bartenders, a guide to building a spritz bar, and a collection of food recipes for classic Italian snacks to pair alongside.