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.

Simple Aperitivo

As late afternoon falls, stopping at a little neighbourhood bar for a little something to eat and drink as you catch up with friends, neighbours, and anyone else who may happen to be there is a quintessentially Italian ritual. Recreate the aperitivo moment at home the easy way with our guide.

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1919

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.