If there is one thing Italians cannot give up, it is the aperitivo.
A tradition shared from northern to southern Italy, since the time of the ancient Romans, everyone shares in the tradition – from Milan to Palermo, crossing the streets of the Bel Paese – with each neighbourhood a different nuance.
Technically, an aperitivo is an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink that you have before meals. The term derives from the Latin ‘aperitivus’, which suggests that: with a sip we can go back in time to the sumptuous Roman banquets, laden with food and drink, and toast to fun.
The iconic Spritz is the king of the aperitif. Regenerating, refreshing, thirst quenching. Made by mixing prosecco, bitters and soda, it is garnished with a slice of orange or lemon and served over ice.