aperol spritz

That Travel Meal: T-H-E Italian Cocktail


[trip style = food + wine]

It's on every menu. It's on top of every table. It's on every set of lips. Enter the Vespa of Italian apéritifs.

To call the Aperol Spritz a meal {per this post's title} is a bit of a stretch; however, as this series profiles palate-pleasers from around the globe, for today's purposes, this tart, fizzy bevvy is the latest inductee into our That Travel Meal hall of fame.

I give you Italy's most in-demand drink—and the official Trip Styler summer cocktail—sure to transport you to a trattoria on a cobblestone street pronto.

Trip Styler Tip: Do like the locals do and pair it with prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe or salty chips. 

Aperol Spritz
- handful of ice
- 2 parts Aperol
- 3 parts prosecco
- 1 part soda
- orange slice to garnish

Trip Styler Tip: To spice up your spritz, add a splash of Lillet and/or Hendrick's gin, and switch up your garnish to lime or grapefruit.

That Travel Meal :: Pok Pok Som Thai Basil Gin Rickey
That Travel Meal :: Best-in-Show Burrata at Ava Gene's
That Travel Meal :: Chevre-Prosciutto-Pear-Arugula Pizza

[photos by @tripstyler featuring @MrTripStyler's hands]