On a scale of 1-10, how much do you love an Aperol Spritz? Chances are, if you're here, then more than anything. So, how would you feel if we told you that it's likely you've been making the classic cocktail wrong your entire life?
Yep! If you're anything like us, then you'll have probably been making your spritzes with as much as four parts Aperol, two parts Prosecco and a dash of soda, or at least equal parts — but those measurements are completely wrong.
According to the brand's official website, it turns out that the actual measurements are three parts Prosecco, two parts Aperol and one part soda.
That's right, we've been using a little *too* much Aperol for the brand's liking, and that might just explain how bitter our homemade spritzes are tasting... Woops!
And if the official recipe wasn't enough to prove us wrong, Aperol's even got a colour chart to help us to master the bev.
Despite the drink's popularity, Aperol says only one in four Brits knows how to make the perfect spritz, and hopes this 'Aperol Spritz-O-Meter' colour chart will help guide fans into mastering the drink and nailing its distinctive deep orange hue.
The chart was created by Aperol's resident Aperitivo Expert, Paolo Tonellotto, and includes images of incorrectly made cocktails created with varying ratios of Aperol and Prosecco, as well as "The Perfect Aperol Spritz."