Aperol Spritz, Toasting together since 1919
Grab your friends and start your evening the Italian way with an Aperol Spritz. Whether you’re celebrating something special or simply toasting to 5pm, say salute with Italy’s #1 cocktail.
Celebrate the joy of reconnection with Aperol Spritz! As the nation gets ready for its first taste of reconnection, we’re marking the moment in true Italian style – simply register then share two Aperol Spritz with a friend at your favourite pub, bar or restaurant and one of the drinks will be on us!.
If you’re looking for inspiration for a new spot for your Spritz, then why not check out our Bar Finder? From pubs that always have the perfect serve to outdoor bars that really capture that Italian aperitivo atmosphere, we’ve put together hundreds of our favourite places to enjoy an early evening aperitivo all across the country.
Visit our recipes hub to find out how to make the perfect Aperol Spritz for your friends and get ideas for hosting your very own aperitivo hour
THE BIRTH OF AN ITALIAN LEGEND
The story of Italy’s favourite cocktail begins over 100 years ago, when the Barbieri Brothers unveiled a new aperitivo at the Padua International Fair in 1919. Inspired by the drinks they’d enjoyed in France, they named it Aperol, from the French word for aperitivo, ‘apero’. With its iconic orange hue and unique, refreshing flavour, the Aperol Spritz quickly became the drink of choice for groups of friends gathering together in the early evening.