Cocktails 101 – Aperol


Aperol is an Italian aperitif originally produced by the Barbieri company, based in Padua. Aperol is now produced by the Campari company. While Aperol was originally created in 1919, it did not become successful until after World War II. Its ingredients are, among others, bitter orange, gentian, rhubarb, and cinchona.

Although it looks, tastes, and smells much like Campari, Aperol has an alcohol content of 11% – less than half of Campari. Aperol and Campari have the same sugar content. Campari is also slightly darker in color.

Aperol is the main ingredient in Spritz.

Check out Happy Hour @1102 on up coming Fridays for the receipe for a Spritz and my favorite European Cocktail from my trip last year.  (See my travel blog, “All Roads Lead to . . .” for more details.

Published in: on September 21, 2011 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  

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