A narrative-driven book on the surprising history and current revival of spritz cocktails (a wine-based drink served as an aperitif), with 50 recipes, including both historical classics and modern updates.
From Milan to Los Angeles, Venice to New York, the spritz Italy s bitter and bubbly aperitivo cocktail has become synonymous with a leisurely, convivial golden hour. But the spritz is more than just an early evening cocktail it s a style of drinking. In Spritz, Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau trace the drink s origins to ancient Rome, uncover its unlikely history and culture, explore the evolution of aperitivo throughout Northern Italy, and document the spritz s revival around the world. From regional classics to modern variations, Spritz includes dozens of recipes from some of America s most lauded bartenders, a guide to building a spritz bar, and a collection of food recipes for classic Italian snacks to pair alongside.