Thursday, October 30, 2008



When we were in Italy this summer this was our new drink of choice, I love it as an aperitif as it’s so light and refreshing. We had friends over for dinner last week so we decided to try it at home, we couldn’t get any Aperol so we used Campari instead which was a perfect substitute. I don’t like Campari on it’s own but it really works in this cocktail but I do think you have to like bitter drinks so all you G&T lovers will probably love it. I haven’t seen it in Ireland before but I read recently that a new restaurant in Dublin called Juniors has it on it’s menu and are using Aperol so times are changing.

what you need:

  • 1 part Aperol or Campari
  • 2 parts Prosecco or sparkling wine, chilled
  • Sparkling mineral water or club soda
  • ice
  • Lemon or orange slice

Fill a glass dipped in sugar with one part Aperol or Campari, add 2 parts Prosecco and top with soda water. Add some ice and a slice of lemon or orange!

here’s one we had in Rome:


Ours turned out pretty well I think, pity we didn’t have the free nibbles though;)


Posted by LOR&BRU in 23:31:43

4 Responses to “spritz!”

  1. maryann says:

    Your photo looks so pretty Lorraine! I always need something sweet in my Compari, like fruit juice or a little is quite bitter :)

  2. Colly says:

    This drink is probably derived from the Italian classic Negroni which is made with Campari/Martini Rosso & Gin… I prefer what is known to the Italians as a Sbagliato which translates as “wrong”. My Tuscan friend introduced me to it. We always go for one or two around 5 in the evening when the sun’s heat has dissipated somewhat, and after a long day its just what the doctor ordered! I’ve had it in some bars in Dublin where the bartender knows what he’s at… But I keep a bottle of each of the necessaries at home!

    Its made with equal parts Campari and Martini Rosso, and topped up with Prosecco, loads of ice and a slice of Orange (which is absolutely necessary).
    Try it if you get a chance… Slendido!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hey Colly, welcome:) I’ve tried Negroni but found it too strong! I like the sound of Sbagliato and the setting, ahhhh I need another trip to Italy. We were planning on going for New Years but with our plans for changing our shop we can’t:(

  4. curdp says:

    Your blog really do not in general.