Aperol is the perfect aperitif. Bright orange in color, its unique bittersweet taste is derived from a secret recipe that has remained unchanged since its creation. Aperol was created in 1919 in Padova, Italy, by the Barbieri Brothers who launched the revolutionary idea of an aperitif with an alcohol content of only 11 percent. Their stylish and versatile creation inspired a cocktail which has become the signature drink of Italy: the Aperol Spritz.
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Among the canon of Italian spirits, Aperol and the Aperol Spritz cocktail are classics, available at a growing range of America's best bars. The lurid red hue is recognizable from across the room. It's light on every count—in terms of alcohol content, sweetness level and texture. The gentle sweet-bitter profile goes down easy—especially when lightened with bubbles.
Aperol is the perfect result of seven years' hard work, experimentation and dedication from the Barbieri brothers, Luigi and Silvio, who inherited a liqueur company from their father, Giuseppe, in 1912.<p>Aperol is the perfect aperitif--its unique bittersweet taste and bright orange color derive from a secret and original recipe, that has remained unchanged over time. An infusion of ingredients including oranges, herbs and roots which make a perfectly balanced combination.
First prepared by 13th century Italian monks as herbal medicines and elixirs, Liqueurs are distilled spirits that have been combined with flavoring agents. A range of herbs, spices, nuts, fruits and flowers can be used, and a sweetener such as sugar or corn syrup is often added. While typically rather sweet, some examples are herbaceous or tart and pair exceptionally well with desserts or act as a delightful addition to cocktails.