14 Aug Please The Palate Pick of the Week: Aperol Spritzes with the Limited-Edition Aperol Spritz kit from Cocktail Courier
Nothing screams “Italy” more than an Aperol Spritz. While I am not in Italy, I have been enjoying Aperol Spritzes at home thanks to Cocktail Courier and their Limited Edition Aperol Spritz Kits, the Please The Palate pick of the week.
Cocktail Courier, based in Chicago, offers cocktail kits for do-it-yourself cocktails. The drinks are designed by professional bartenders from around the country and each cocktail box includes every ingredient needed, as well as a card with step by step instructions.
The summer special was an Aperol Spritz cocktail box. The Aperol Spritz is not a complicated drink to make. An Aperol Spritz, the ninth best selling cocktail in the world in 2019, is made with Aperol, a semi-sweet, slightly bitter, 11-percent-alcohol-by-volume aperitif from northern Italy made of gentian, rhubarb, and cinchona, Prosecco, a splash of soda, and a slice of orange. But, with the Cocktail Courier Limited-Edition Aperol Spritz kit, everything was included to make the perfect Aperol Spritz, including two signature Aperol Spritz glasses.
After opening up my cocktail kit and taking out the ingredients, I got ready to make my Aperol Spritz. In a glass full of ice, I combined the Prosecco followed by Aperol in equal parts and then added a splash of soda and garnished with an orange slice. And, here is a great way to remember how to create the perfect Aperol Spritz, think “P.A.S.S.” – Prosecco, Aperol, Splash of Soda, Slice of Orange.
So easy to make, I also made them for my parents, who had never had an Aperol Spritz before. They are now fans of this classic Italian cocktail which is perfect to drink for aperitivi during the hot summer.
The Aperol Spritz Kit from Cocktail Courier retailed for $55.99 and was a limited edition kit. But, Cocktail Courier has many other cocktail kits for the summer to select from, such as a Watermelon Basil Margarita, a Cucumber Mint Southside, and a Blackberry Bramble.