Aperol Apéritif

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Tasting Notes Aperol's unique flavor and color is achieved through a subtle blend of bitter orange, gentian, rhubarb and an array of herbs and roots - using a secret recipe that has been unchanged since its first creation in 1919.

Region: Italy » Piemonte

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Aperol:
Aperol is a liqueur that was introduced by brothers Luigi and Silvio Barbieri in Padua, Italy in 1919. The spirit is an infusion of orange peel, mandarin orange and various herbs and spices. It’s produced at very low alcohol, only 11% ABV, to be enjoyed as a lighter alternative to other similar digestifs such as Campari. It is the main ingredient in the popular aperitif cocktail the Ape... Read more
Aperol is a liqueur that was introduced by brothers Luigi and Silvio Barbieri in Padua, Italy in 1919. The spirit is an infusion of orange peel, mandarin orange and various herbs and spices. It’s produced at very low alcohol, only 11% ABV, to be enjoyed as a lighter alternative to other similar digestifs such as Campari. It is the main ingredient in the popular aperitif cocktail the Aperol Spritz (3 oz Prosecco or other sparkling wine, 1 oz Aperol, splash soda, orange twist as garnish), a light, refreshing, orangey concoction that’s great before or after a meal. It’s also excellent in a softer style of Negroni (gin, Aperol, sweet vermouth).  Read less

External Reviews for Aperol Apéritif

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Aperol - Bon Appetit/ APEROL VENETO : Stir 2 tablespoons honey and 2 tablespoons water in small saucepan over low heat until honey melts. Pour into cocktail shaker. Add ½ cup APEROL, ¼ cup fresh lemon juice and 2 teaspoons egg white (whisked to loosen before measuring). Add ice and shake well. Strain into 2 chilled fizz or 5-ounce juice glasses. Top each with 1/3 cup Prosecco.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Aperol - 92 Points, The Tasting Panel/ Smooth and creamy with sweet,slightly bitter herbs and lots of orange and orange peel; long, fresh and rich with lovely vanilla, honey and fruit.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Aperol - Bon Appetit/ This Italian spin on the Mimosa gets its unique flavor from Aperol, a bright-orange Italian liqueur made from bitter oranges, rhubarb and herbs. It’s similar to Campari, but less bitter and more floral. In Italy, Aperol is served on the rocks mixed with Prosecco and a splash of club soda. In this recipe, the club soda has been replace with a little fresh orange juice. Place enough ice cubes in each of 6 balloon wine glasses to fill 2/3 full. Add 1 tablespoon Aperol and 1 tablespoon orange juice to each glass. Top off each drink with ½ cup Prosecco; Garnish with orange slices.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Aperol - Sante/ Bright red-orange in color; light bodied with vivid aromas and flavors of orange, bitter herbs, and rhubarb; bitter oranged rind in the finish. On the rocks or with citrus vodka.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Aperol - The Spirited Buzz/ Aperol, a liqueur made from oranges, rhubarb, gentian and other botanicals, has been around since it was invented in 1919 in Padua, Italy, but didn't make it to U.S. shelves until recently. Low in alcohol (11%), it makes refreshing and light cocktails and aperitifs, and its bright orange color lends an aura of festivity to the glass. Slighly bitter - though not nearly as bitter as its relative, Campari - it's also sweet. In Italy it's enormously popular, especially served as an Aperol Spritz, which is as beautiful as it is tasty. Lots of different ingredients mix well with Aperol: sparkling water, sparkling wine, orange juice, grapefruit juice, vodka and gin - even two or more of these in the same cocktail. We particularly liked a mixture of two parts gin to one part Aperol, a very aromatic drink that's somewhat reminiscent of a Negroni (gin, Campari and sweet vermouth).


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
04/14/2012

Aperol - 90 points, 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge/ Excellent, Highly Recommended


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Aperol - GQ/ Cocktail Primer > The Euro Summer Bar


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Tasting Notes Aperol's unique flavor and color is achieved through a subtle blend of bitter orange, gentian, rhubarb and an array of herbs and roots - using a secret recipe that has been unchanged since its first creation in 1919.

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