Spritz: Italy's Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, with Recipes
Publish Date: 2016-03-15
Author: Talia Baiocchi;Leslie Pariseau
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 spritzItalys bitter and bubbly aperitivo cocktailhas becomesynonymous with a leisurely, convivial golden hour. But thespritz is more than just an early evening cocktailits a styleof drinking. In Spritz, Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau tracethe drinks origins to ancient Rome, uncover its unlikely historyand culture, explore the evolution of aperitivo throughoutNorthern Italy, and document the spritzs revival aroundthe world. From regional classics to modern variations,Spritz includes dozens of recipes from some of Americasmost lauded bartenders, a guide to building a spritz bar,and a collection of food recipes for classic Italiansnacks to pair alongside.