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Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question about Aperol? Whether you’re wondering how to make the perfect Aperol Spritz, where to buy a bottle of your own, or what an aperitivo is, we’ve got the answers for you right here.

How do you make an Aperol Spritz?

Start with a large wine glass with plenty of ice, add Aperol and Prosecco in our signature 50/50 mix, and top it off with a splash of soda and a slice of orange. Perfect your method with our recipe for the perfect Aperol Spritz.

What is Aperol?

Aperol is an aperitivo first produced by the Barbieri brothers in 1919. We can’t tell you exactly how it’s made, but we can say that its recipe has been a closely-guarded (and unchanged!) secret since the beginning.

What is an aperitivo?

Aperitivi got their starts as small, low-alcohol drinks served as groups of friends and family across Italy gathered in the late afternoon, usually alongside a small plate or two, but today the tradition has become less about drinks and more about taking time to enjoy a little something to eat and drink with your favourite people. Learn more about the Italian tradition of aperitivo.

What is cicchetti?

Cicchetti are the snacks traditionally served alongside an Aperol Spritz in little bars in Venice. Not a meal by themselves, they’re small portions designed as part of your aperitivo. Read more about some of the most popular cicchetti, or see our recipes to make your own at home.

Is Aperol vegan?

Yes, Aperol is vegan. For more information about how Aperol suits other diets, such as Kosher and gluten-free, see our nutrition page.

What is the alcohol percentage of Aperol?

Aperol is 11% alcohol by volume. For more information about the contents of Aperol, have a look at our nutrition page.

Where can I buy Aperol?

A number of stockists carry Aperol. See the primary list on our Where to Buy page.

How do I attend an Aperol event?

We throw events a few times a year, whether we’re celebrating National Prosecco Day or our own Spritz. Stay up to date and get all the details on our events page.