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Spritz Recipe | Yummy Recipes – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

Spritz Recipe |  Yummy Recipes

The spritzer it is one of the most loved aperitifs. Very colourful, not too alcoholic and always fresh, it has had a huge explosion of popularity in the last 20 years together with Negroni et al Martini Cocktail.

It’s a drink typical of Northern Italy which, however, is now consumed throughout Italy and beyond beyond borders. But are we sure that it doesn’t have foreign origins instead?

That’s right: the Spritz, in addition to having a certain age – the first dates back to the early 19th century – is of Austrian origin. The Habsburg soldiers, who were in Veneto at the time, found the wines of Northern Italy too strong. So, in order not to give up drinking, they had to lengthen them with a splashed of sparkling water.

A move that we would all consider intolerable today, but which at the time gave rise to one of the most popular cocktails in the world Mundane life today. Finally, the name derives from the German verb spritzenwhich actually means to spray!

This “white” version, of white wine and sparkling water, remains the traditional one for many, in fact still served today Friuli Venezia Giulia. The orange color arrived later, in the 1920s, with the introduction of bitter.

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