The ritual began several hundred years ago in Italy and is still practiced in various ways around the world today.
Generally, aperitivo drinks are bitter, herbal, and low in alcohol. Vermouth and other wines, including sparklers like increasingly popular prosecco, are frequently ordered. Bitter flavors are thought to stimulate the appetite and light foods create interest or openness for dining, hence the word aperitivo from aperire, Latin for “open.” Many of the aperitivo snacks are fried or fatty like cheeses, prosciutto, and mortadella, so sparkling wines are ideal palate cleansers.
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Choose a glass of vermouth, prosecco, or a cocktail, and watch as the crowd gathers and voices rise.
Aperitivo is meant to be social, so we hope you have someone to chat with as you sip and nibble.