Spritz : Italy’s Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail


The Spritz cocktail has a long history, far outside of the dated days of white wine spritzers, frosted tips and Jazzercize.  Wikepedia tells us that a Spritz is a wine-based cocktail commonly served as an aperitif in Northeast Italy and the bitter and bubbly wine-based cocktail is experiencing a wave of popularity, emerging upon cocktail lists in trendy bars and restaurants across America. So banish all of your previous assumptions and dive into this narrative about the unlikely history and culture of spritz cocktails.  

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The book contains 50 classic and modern recipes.  Spritz cocktails have the ideal combination of bubbles and bitterness in a low-alcohol package that make for the perfect all-day drink.  And as if great cocktail recipes weren’t enough, the book also includes well-paired recipes for classic Italian aperitivo snacks to accompany them.

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Authors  Leslie Pariseau & Talia Baiocchi



Authors Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau explore the culture of the sparkling beverage and the revival of this aperitif.  Talia Baiocchi is the editor-in-chief of Punch and the author of the James Beard-nominated Sherry. She has written for Bon AppetitSaveur, and more. She lives in Brooklyn. Leslie Pariseau is the former deputy editor of Punch. She has written forthe New York TimesGQEsquire, and Saveur. She lives in Brooklyn.

Spritz: Italy’s Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, with Recipes is available on Amazon March 15th. 


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