Aperol spritz has been the drink of the summer in many bars, with huge glasses full of the bright orange drink gracing Instagram pictures across the city.
Aperol Spritz is Italy’s favourite aperitivo and is made by mixing Aperol with Prosecco and a splash of soda in a wine glass full of ice and a slice of orange.
Bright orange in colour, Aperol has a unique taste deriving from a secret recipe that has remained unchanged since its launch in 1919.
Aperol Spritz is now one of the most popular cocktails enjoyed in Liverpool and is the perfect thing to enjoy after-work with friends, with its refreshing, but bitter-sweet taste.
The Aperol spritz was first popular in the 1950s: half a glass of prosecco, a good glug of Aperol, and a top-up of soda water. The “cocktail” is only 8%, so relatively light on alcohol as many cocktails go.
It’s found a new popularity, as drinkers embrace its sweet but bitter orange, rhubarb, gentian and cinchona.
Now Liverpool bar Ma Boyle’s has become the first place in Merseyside to offer it on tap. The venue, which already offers prosecco on tap, had its pumps installed today and is now offering the sweet but bitter orange aperitif for £6 a glass or £15 for a two pint pitcher.
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