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Cocktail of the Month

Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz became popular in the 1950s, inspired by the Venetian mix of white wine and soda. The drink incorporates the Italian aperitif Aperol, which originated in Padua, Italy, in 1919 as a light liqueur alternative.

In 2003 the Aperol brand was acquired by Gruppo Campari. The group positioned Aperol Spritz as ‘the perfect drink for social occasions’, increasing sales to four times pre-acquisition levels. The beer and spirit expert from Waitrose, Anne Jones, said: "Aperol has soared in popularity as Waitrose shoppers look for a summer cocktail alternative.

A ready-to-drink version of the Aperol Spritz was launched by the company in 2011, which contained just 8% alcohol. This was intended to give consumers the chance to enjoy the drink at home with minimal effort, simply adding ice and a slice of orange.

On 29 June 2012, Aperol Spritz attempted the Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest Aperol Spritz Toast’. More than 2,600 people descended onto Piazza San Marco in Venice and successfully secured the title.

You too can toast with an Aperol Spritz either on our roof terrace or in our Six Panoramic Bar and Brasserie

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