I knew all about the famous Venetian Spritz before my first trip to Venice, me being the research and planning nut that I am, but I was still surprised at just how darn refreshing this bubbly, orange delight is, especially on a hot summer day full of other tourists.
The hubs and I tried an Aperol Spritz for the first time on the little island of Murano while grabbing lunch along the main canal among all the Murano glass shops. It was the perfect pitstop to our day of touring and shopping.
On our next trip to Venice, one of the fabulous things we discovered is Spritz to go! That’s right! No one cares if you stroll the streets of Venice with your drink. It made the heat and the crowds a lot more bearable, but who cares about all that when you have a Spritz and a smile…and did I forget to mention…you’re in VENICE?!? Ahhh, Bella Venezia…where every photo you take is a postcard. But I digress…
So, anyway, there are two types of spritz to whet your whistle: Campari and Aperol. The Campari Spritz is a bit more bitter than it’s sweeter sister the Aperol Spritz. Both are made with Prosecco, club soda and an orange slice. I prefer the Aperol which has the perfect combination of sweet and bitter for my liking.
Next time you are in Venice, stop at a cafe or cicchetti bar, grab a bite to eat and a delicious Spritz!