Aperol is a low-grade liqueur made by the Campari Group in Italy.
Since Italian Gaspere Campari created the secret recipe of the famous Campari liqueur in 1860, this red-coloured aperitif with a bitter taste has gone from strength to strength. Its success has put the Campari Group in the top 10 distilled drinks companies in the world. It has a portfolio of over 40 brands, and continues to focus on original, versatile and attractive creations. And this is exactly what Aperol is, a drink invented by Barbieri in the city of Padua in 1019 and later acquired by Campari.
Aperol is an infusion of herbs and roots, including bitter orange, rhubarb, gentian and cinchona. This creates a drink similar to Campari but with half the alcohol content (11%) and something that is a little softer and less bitter.
Aperol is made to drink neat or as part of a cocktail. One of the best known drinks is the Spritz which is made with sparkling wine, soda and Aperol “on the rocks”.
Aperol, which means ‘aperitif’ in Italian, is a low-grade liqueur, which, as its name suggests, is perfect as an aperitif.