Aside from a classic Pimm's, there’s no drink that quite gets us in the summer mood like a Spritz. Whether you favour stirring Aperol, Select, Cynar or Campari into your tipple, the combination of fizzy Prosecco, bitter liqueur and zesty orange is hard to beat on balmy days. Here are the best places to sample the old-school Italian aperitif.
Ape and Bird
Aperol Spritz takes pride of place on the ‘House Classics’ menu at this rustic cavern, owned by Polpo-mastermind Russell Norman. Enjoy yours with an edited selection of Italian small plates.
Aperol Spritz Socials
Learn how to make the perfect tipple at the ‘Aperol Spritz Social’, popping up in Canary Wharf and Broadgate over the summer. The perfect spots for city dwellers to catch up with a drink after work, bar staff will be on hand to demonstrate how to mix a sparkling Spritz, while Instaprint booths, ping pong tables and foosball all add to the fun.
Expect typical Venetian food to be digested with either Aperol or Campari Spritz at this Soho-based institution, which recreates the typical dishes and interior style of an Italian bàcari (tiny local eatery).