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Episode 14: Aperol
Episode 1410th July 2020 • Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur • Matt Birchard
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Episode 14 features Aperol. An Italian bittersweet liqueur that's a very light 11% alcohol by volume, 22 proof. It's very successful in part due to strong advertising.

Enjoy this episode with an Aperol Spritz!

Aperol's official website:

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1912 - Silvio and Luigi Barbieri inherit a liqueur company from their father
  • 1919 - Aperol is launched
  • 1960s - Aperol launches the "Ah, Aperol!" TV campaign
  • 2003 - Acquired by Gruppo Campari
  • 2006 - First imported into the USA
  • 2011 - New bottle design
  • 2019 - Aperol Spritz is the 9th best selling cocktail worldwide

Key Cocktail:

Aperol, perhaps more than any other liqueur is known for a single cocktail, the Aperol Spritz.

The cocktail was invented in the 1950s. Make it by filling a wine glass with ice, then pour in the following:

3oz. Prosecco

2oz. Aperol

1oz. soda water

Gently stir, garnish with an orange wheel or wedge.


Ah, Aperol! TV commercial from 1965

Wikipedia article on Aperol

Gruppo Campari Aperol Product Background

Town & Country article on Aperol Spritz

Gruppo Campari Net Sales by Brand

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