Made from infusions of bitter and sweet oranges, rhubarb and a host of herbs and roots — Aperol Spritz has a crisp citrus zestiness, balanced by warm, woody and herbal notes.
With such a beguiling flavour profile, it has earned international currency as an aperitif, or to say it as Italians do, aperitivo, the drink you have before a meal to wake up your appetite.
Just add Aperol to bubbly with a splash of soda and you have Aperol Spritz, the brand's signature cocktail and Italy's favourite aperitivo.
Aperol spokesperson in South Africa Charlene Engels says: "The aperitivo ritual is very important to the Italians.
It's the time to take a break, when you can relax and relish life. Italians have taught the world that it's a moment never to be rushed.