As I tucked into my 4th Costco Chicken sandwich, I realized this $4.99 purchase was the only thing I’d eaten at home since October 6th. That is when friends hadn’t rescued me by inviting me out. But all four nights when they hadn’t, it was…
The Cocktail Craze that’s swept Europe now comes Ready-made to the USA
Aperol, the vibrant orange Italian aperitif, is most famous for the Aperol Spritz. Wonderfully refreshing, the cocktail of choice of Europe’s chicest, the Aperol Spritz combines sparkling wine, soda, and the distinctive taste of Aperol. Now it comes pre-made in the Aperol Spritz Ready to Enjoy. So it’s easier than ever to serve this holiday season. Just pour over ice and pass the glass! Or if you want to go the extra minute, add a slice of orange.
Aperol’s name itself comes from the Italian slang for ‘aperitivo’ which is apero. A close cousin of Campari, Aperol’s taste is less bitter and has an alcohol content of 9 percent, less than half that of Campari. Its popularity isn’t just recent. Aperol was invented in 1919. It just took off among the smart set these past couple of summers. And we just saw it all over Milan in November so Aperol is now a year ‘round favorite.
Sold in 3 packs these 200 ml or 7 oz. bottles are the perfect size for the perfect cocktail. The only catch is Aperol Spritz is currently available only in New York, Florida and Southern California.