There is no secret that Italians know a thing or two about exceptional food and drinks, and if you have ever visited this lively country, there is a good chance you submerged yourself into the tradition of Aperitivo.
The word Aperitivo derives from Latin ‘aperire’ which means ‘to open’ and is all about stimulating the appetite. If you look up the actual meaning of the word Aperitivo, you will find that it refers to an alcoholic pre-dinner drink.
The choice of beverage can vary depending on the flavours you are looking for, ranging from traditional, more bitter tipples like a Negroni or Americano to slightly sweeter options like the Spritz or Vermouths. In spite of the differences, Aperitivo drinks are usually simple serves that stimulate the palate and prepare your belly for the upcoming meal.
With that in mind, here are 5 easy recipes which can easily be recreated at home to enjoy during a relaxing afternoon.
50ml Amaro Montenegro
50ml Rose Vermouth
50ml Ruby Port
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