If you have never tried spritz, now is a good time to start. Quintessentially Venetian, spritz is highly refreshing and extremely (dangerously) easy to drink, but also very convivial and perfect for those long aperitivi spent in some lively piazzas before heading to a late dinner.
A bit of backstory. It all started as a glass of white wine, watered down by sparkling water to cut on the alcohol content; and it then evolved until it became what it is today: a mix of Aperol or Campari, prosecco (or dry white wine), and a drop of soda, all served with ice.
Spritz is great on its own but it pairs well with salty snacks – olives, crisps, or some small nibbles like cicchetti (Venetian tapas of sorts).
Classic Aperol Spritz