Aperol is an Italian aperitif originally produced by the Barbieri company, based in Padua. Aperol is now produced by the Campari company. While Aperol was originally created in 1919, it did not become successful until after World War II. Its ingredients are, among others, bitter orange, gentian, rhubarb, and cinchona.
Although it looks, tastes, and smells much like Campari, Aperol has an alcohol content of 11%—less than half of Campari but with the same sugar content.
Enjoy it straight, on the rocks, with a splash of soda, or in place of Campari in your Negronis or Americanos. It beautiful orange hue is sure to catch your guests’ attention.