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5 delicious aperitifs to try this summer

Summer is calling for Spritz cocktails and here are five amazing aperitifs for your refreshing drinks. So, check them out, the bottle or bottles you like the most and enjoy your siesta with a glass of delicious Spritz! 

What are aperitifs?

Aperitifs are liqueurs flavoured with spices, herbs and roots to create the perfect balance of bitterness (generally reminiscent of citrus peel) and sweetness. They are low-alcohol beverages, consumed before a meal to spark the appetite. The word aperitif originates from Latin and means “to open”. So, the main mission of aperitif is to stimulate your taste buds. Discover more about how to serve aperitifs.

Select Aperitivo

Every region of Italy has its most preferred aperitif. In Venice it’s Select. This drink was created in 1920 in Castello district of Venice, at Pilla Distilleries, the heart of Venice liquor production.

Select is a rich and complex aperitif, bursting with bright citrus and herbaceous notes, followed by bitter flavours delivered by roots and barks.

Select is traditionally served before food “to open the appetite for flavors, experiences, moments and ideas”, and, according to the old Venezian tradition, the drink is garnished with a green olive to complement its taste and balance the flavours. 

How to drink?

Try Select Aperitivo in The Original Venetian Spritz!

Ingredients:

  • 3 parts of Prosecco
  • 2 parts of Select Aperitivo
  • 1 splash of soda water
  • 1 large green olive

Method: Pour Select, prosecco, and soda water into a wine glass over ice. Top with a large, green olive, sit back and savour in excellent company.

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Londinio Aperitivo

Londinio Aperitivo is handcrafted in small batches using a 100% British Wheat Spirit and a blend of botanicals. These include gentian root, fresh strawberries, hibiscus, rhubarb, pink grapefruit peel, and fresh orange. Expect a distinctive  citrus character that goes along with lingering fruity notes and a spicy touch.

How to drink?

Nice and refreshing! Enjoy in a Spritz with Sparkling Wine and Soda or as a Long drink with a splash of Tonic. 

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El Bandarra Vermouth Rosé

This Vermouth Rose is a delicious Spanish aperitif crafted by El Bandarra. Made with locally-grown Rosé Grenache grapes, along with macerated red fruit, fresh herbs including rosemary and thyme. Enjoy tones of summer fruit flavors - strawberries, raspberries, cherries, along with a touch of vanilla, and lollypop.

How to drink?
Enjoy it with a lot of ice and a slice of orange or grapefruit for a touch of delicate acidity.
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Pampelle Aperitif

Bonjour, L'Apero lovers! Pampelle is the bittersweet aperitif crafted with handpicked Ruby Red Grapefruit from Corsica.

Expect a sweetly bitter flavour profile, with lingering hints of citrus. Pampelle is naturally lower in sugar and best enjoyed chilled. Try this artisanal bittersweet aperitif in an iconic Palpelle Spritz!

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Pampelle Aperitif. ⁣
  • 3 parts Prosecco. ⁣
  • 1 part Soda Water⁣.

​Method: In your favourite glass, pour Pampelle & Prosecco over Ice cubes. Top with Soda water & add a Slice of Ruby Red Grapefruit.

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Pietro Nicola Pescaro

Born to celebrate the Italiam aperitivo culture, this Pietro Nicola Pescaro is fortified and aromatized peach aperitif wine.

Its name comes from Italian words for peach (pesca) and bitter (amaro).  Pescaro was lovingly crafted by aromatizing English peach wine with eight herbs, spices, citrus fruits and flowers, two bitter botanicals, and fortifying with a botanical spirit crafted by The House of Botanicals.

How to drink?
Pietro Nicola Pescaro is best enjoyed chilled, over ice, or in cocktails delivering incredible peachy and herbal notes. This is excellent for cocktails and spritzes, or even simply enjoying over ice.

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