A Spritz is a classic Venetian drink that is made with either Campari or Aperol. I prefer the latter as its slightly less bitter and has a lovely citrusy flavour note. You can make it with either white wine or a sparkling wine like Prosecco. It’s not necessary to use Champagne or Cap Classique here as it would be overkill, but I definitely like the fizzy aspect. You then top it up with a good splash of soda water and garnish is with a slice of lemon. In Italy they sometimes add a large green olive (or two)– drained of its brine. Im assured that this is utterly delicious and I wish I had added them here. It’s the perfect drink for summer.
- 50ml Aperol
- 75ml sparkling dry white wine
- splash of soda
- slice of lemon