BrewView Spritz Aperol

By ModestoView Staff

Those of you long time readers know that the ViewCrew likes great food and the “occasional” cocktail. It is really 5 pm somewhere all the time, and those happy hours just seem to pop up at the perfect moment. We are always on the look out for something really tasty, interesting and most of all invigorating. Since it is summer, we are stepping out on the porches and patios of our local watering holes to hook you up with cool, refreshing and tasty summer treats. So let the sipping begin.

Spritz Aperol
By Chris Murphy
This is a staple of a nice warm Italian afternoon. I was turned on to this at a local sidewalk café in Verona Italy and I was instantly hooked. Aperol is so much easier to drink and slightly sweeter than the popular Campari (which also makes an excellent spritz) I spent the next week trying to find as many different variations of this as I could and landed on this as my #1 summer drink. The instructions are easy. The Spritz in the picture was made by Paul Tremayne at Concetta.

Nice big glass- Use one of the giant cabernet stem glasses for fun
Ice in the bottom
Pour 1Ž2 full with Prosecco – We like LaMarca but there are many tasty options
Fill to 2/3 with Aperol
Top with a splash of soda water
Garnish with a slice of orange
Drink and repeat when necessary



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.