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The Spritz in Italy

The spritz in italy: a fashionable aperitif!

Throughout the decades, the Spritz has undoubtedly become the most common cocktail in the Italian youth and more. However, why is it so appreciated?

The Aperol Spritz - The Spritz in Italy
The Aperol Spritz – The Spritz in Italy

The Spritz has a very long history and comes from the northern-east side of Italy.

Its origin dates back to the Austria-Hungarian empire, when the Austrian soldiers stationed in the Veneto region were used to water down the local wines with sparkling water: indeed, the name spritz allegedly comes from the German verb “Spritzen”, which means “to spray”.

The most used version of this aperitif is based on the bitter “Aperol” since the first decades of the twentieth century.

This drink was born in the lands of Venezia and Padova: its popularity on those territories is the key to understand its commonness on the entire country since the seventies.

The cocktail is very easy to prepare and fits best the needs of all-ages people.

The Spritz in Italy -Borgo Grondaie
The Spritz in Italy

 

The most used recipe  is quite fast and only requires 6 ice cubes, two parts of Aperol, three parts of “prosecco”,just a splash of Soda and a slice of orange to be poured in the same glass.

Italians have also devised some others kinds of this drink: the first that we suggest is the original one, made with bitter, white wine and sparkling water instead of aperol, prosecco and soda.

A typical Bitter Spritz - The Spritz in Italy
A typical Bitter Spritz – The Spritz in Italy

Otherwise, barmen have also created a new Spritz, made with “Campari”. This bitter, which has a slightly bitter aftertaste, gives the cocktail a reddish appearance, darker than the “Aperol”-based one.

The Campari Spritz - The Spritz in Italy
The Campari Spritz – The Spritz in Italy

However, the italian genius has given birth to a Spritz based on “Limoncello”, the typical lemon-based  liqueur of the southern part of Italy. This spritz, which is decorated with a lemon’s slice, tastes soft and it is definitely thirst-quenching.

A glass of Limoncello Spritz - The Spritz in Italy
A glass of Limoncello Spritz – The Spritz in Italy

The crew of Borgo Grondaie will do its best to prepare you the best spritz ever in exclusive fashionable glasses.

These glasses, which may seem somehow odd, are trendy in Europe: their use comes from the greatest pubs of Barcelona.

The Spritz in Italy - Borgo Grondaie
The Spritz in Italy – Hotel Borgo Grondaie’s special Spritz

 

The Spritz is the perfect drink for all your aperitifs: here at Borgo Grondaie you will find the perfect location to put together a wonderful sight and the tastiest aperitif.

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