The weather here in Naples has at last taken a turn for the better. The temperature is up, the shorts and summer dresses are out and the sprinklers are on in the evening. Time for a cocktail which you can find all over Italy.
What better way to celebrate the arrival of Summer than to mix and serve this classic Aperol Spritz. It’s a feel-good, relaxed and refreshing drink, low in alcohol and high in style, which comes with a slight, but not overpowering, bitter taste. Its orangey-rhubarby hue makes it unmistakeable in the bar or on the beach. And it comes in a cool bottle too.
The recipe is simple:
Take a highish glass and add ice.
Pour over 3/5 Prosecco.
Add 1/5 (a splash) of Soda Water and then 2/5 of the Aperol, added last so it sinks through the other liquids.
Add a slide of orange and serve.
Adjust the taste as you see fit. If you want it sweeter, add more prosecco. More kick? Add a splash of gin. More bitter, add more aperol or better still add some Campari instead.