Aperol Spritz: the marmite of the drinks world. While some can’t get enough of the orange stuff, others (the right people, I would argue) can’t understand how this bitter disgrace of a bevvy has bulldozed its way into fashion.
Those on both sides of the debate have been arguing the merits and flaws or Aperol Spritz after New York Times journalist Rebekah Peppler titled an article: ‘The Aperol Spritz Is Not a Good Drink’.
“Served in branded, jumbo wine glasses, the sugary aperitif is paired with low-quality Prosecco, soda water and an outsize orange slice, resulting in something that drinks like a Capri Sun after soccer practice on a hot day. Not in a good way,” she argued.
A lot of people agreed with Peppler, including culinary goddess Nigella Lawson (who, surely, is not to be argued with).
But others passionately defended Aperol Spritz. Why, I will never understand.
This might just be the most divisive debate since the EU Referendum.
But if all it makes you want to do is stock up now, Tesco currently has a deal on Aperol – £10 a bottle, instead of the normal £15.
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