Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Spritz, Aperol Spritz

Spritz is a cocktail from Northern Italy. It's ingredients are: Aperol, Prosecco and carbonated water. It's served 'on the rocks' in an old fashioned glass (a wine glass is also suitable). Garnish with a slice of orange.

3 cl (one part) Aperol
3 cl (one part) Prosecco
3 cl (one part) carbonated water.

Variation: use a white wine (Pinot Grigio or Tocai) instead of Prosecco.

On the Aperol bottle it lists the following ratio: 3 parts Prosecco, 2 parts Aperol and 1 part carbonated water.

I tried the latter (3:2:1) and it tasted absolutely great.

Photo: Travis Breaux.

Asparagus 2012

This year's asparagus from Spargelhof Tenbrock (An der Kapelle 3. 46419 Isselburg-Herzebocholt, Germany) were coupled with a bottle of German WeiƟburgunder - basically a Pinot Noir - from the wine region Nahe.