Aleesha’s Top Tipples

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  • Aleesha Hansel
  • April 25,2017

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3-2-1...No it is not the return of the 80s gameshow hosted by Ted Rogers and starring Dusty Bin, it is in fact the recipe to make the classic coral-coloured cocktail Aperol Spritz.


Created in 1919, by the Barbieri brothers in Padua, the drink conjures up vision of glamorous Italians sipping the aperitif whilst watching the world go by.


The flavour profile offers up a pleasant bitter orange top note, with zesty citrus and a quinine-like characteristic on the finish.


While the official recipe calls for three parts Prosecco, undoubtedly because Padua lies within the Veneto region where Prosecco is made, other areas of Italy such as Venice often serve Aperol with dry white wine and an olive alongside the orange slice garnish.


While Aperol's recipe of roots and herbs is a secret, the perfect way to mix it definitely isn't. Serve 3 parts Prosecco, 2 parts Aperol and 1 part soda over ice for an orange delight.


Sino drive time presenter, Chris Makey says “I’ll definitely be serving this at my summer BBQs”


Sino journalist, Aleesha Hansel says “takes me straight back to watching the sunset over Venice, just bliss”


Available in all good supermarkets for approx. £15


Listen to Chris and Aleesha reviewing it live on air and tune in every Friday evening for more tipple tips.

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