2019 marks the 100 year anniversary of Aperol. Created back in 1919 in Padova, Italy, it’s also the key ingredient in the perfect aperitivo drink: the Aperol Spritz. The thing is, there is a right way and a wrong way to make this drink, as Stefano Catino of Maybe Frank says.
“It’s a very easy drink to make, you might think,” he says. “But a lot of people are screwing this drink up.”
That’s right. There’s but three ingredients in this drink — four if you count the ice — but a simple recipe, if not done right, can end in some pretty terrible drinking.
- 60 ml Aperol
- 90 ml Italian Prosecco DOC
- soda water (A dash of )
- In a large wine glass, add ingredients first and fill with plenty of ice.
- Garnish with an orange wedge.