Aperol is best enjoyed in its signature cocktail, the Aperol Spritz, a traditional Italian aperitif. It is bright orange in color, light on alcohol (11%), refreshing and has a bittersweet taste deriving from a blend of high-quality herbs and roots. Aperol brings people together and is the perfect drink to start the evening, all year round. The drink matches perfectly with food: the Aperitivo ritual born in Veneto sees the Aperol Spritz served with some traditional light bites called ''cicchetti', small dishes that usually include tiny sandwiches, olives and small portions of local dishes. Try it at home! Aperol was created by the Barbieri brothers and launched in 1919 at the Padua International Fair, soon becoming one of Italy's favorite liqueurs, now taking the world by storm. The original recipe has remain unchanged since 1919. To make the perfect Aperol Spritz, fill a large wine glass with ice. Combine Prosecco followed by Aperol in equal parts and add a dash of soda water. Stir and garnish with a slice of orange. Salute!