Almost 100 years since it was first served, Aperol is still the perfect Aperitivo.
Bright orange in color, Aperol has a unique taste thanks to the secret recipe, which has never been changed. It infuses select ingredients including bitter and sweet oranges, rhubarb and gentian combined with herbs and roots – the true recipe is known to only a handful of people!
While the ideal way to enjoy Aperol is in an Aperol Spritz, the liqueur is a complex progression of flavours and scents when consumed neat.
When you hold a glass of Aperol to your nose, you’ll smell zesty orange with complex herbal scents, harmonised with a touch of vanilla.
At first taste, there’s an intense orange top with herbal and woody body notes that round out to be pleasantly bittersweet and salty.
Aperol feels velvety and rounded on the tongue, with lingering orange and woody notes.
There’s a mild bitterness with a hint of sweetness and herbal aftertaste that lingers at the back of the mouth.
Next time you make Aperol Spritz for your friends, take some time to appreciate its unique and delicious flavour.