The Aperol Spritz: A Sip of Italian Sunshine
by Stephanie Vermaas on Aug 23, 2023
Originating from the charming streets of Italy, the Aperol Spritz is a quintessential summer cocktail known for its refreshing nature and distinctive orange hue. Combining the bitter-sweet flavors of Aperol, zesty citrus notes, and the effervescence of sparkling Prosecco, this drink captures the essence of summer in a single glass.
When it comes to enjoying a summer drink, why not do so with a touch of eco-consciousness? Just like your choice of sustainable fashion, the Aperol Spritz can be a part of your commitment to a greener lifestyle. Here's why:
- Mindful Ingredients: The Aperol Spritz requires minimal ingredients, most of which can be sourced sustainably. Opt for organic oranges and limes, which are not only bursting with flavor but also support responsible farming practices.
- Local Sourcing: When selecting your Prosecco, consider opting for a locally produced bottle. By supporting local wineries, you're reducing the carbon footprint associated with transportation while indulging in a fresh and delightful beverage.
- Zero-Waste Garnishes: Get creative with garnishes! Instead of disposable straws, use biodegradable options or switch to reusable metal or bamboo straws. And don't forget to compost those orange peels – they make fantastic natural fertilizer for your garden!
Recipe: The Perfect Aperol Spritz
- 3 parts Prosecco
- 2 parts Aperol
- 1 part soda water
- Orange slice (for garnish)
- Ice cubes
- Fill a wine glass with ice cubes to keep your drink perfectly chilled.
- Pour in 3 parts of Prosecco, followed by 2 parts of Aperol.
- Gently add 1 part of soda water to give your drink a delightful fizz.
- Stir briefly to combine the flavors.
- Garnish with a slice of fresh orange for that citrusy zing.
- Sip, relax, and savor the moments of summer.
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