As we were sitting in Piazza Ferretto in Mestre I noticed that every second person was sipping on a brightly coloured orange drink. In (very) broken Italian I pointed to it and asked the waiter what it was. 'Spitz' he said, and I ordered one. It was the beginning of a sun-set coloured love affair.
Update: Since being back in South Africa the Spritz (not Spitz as we initially thought) has become a regular favourite in not only our, but our familie's homes.
Here is the traditional recipe:
A few ice cubes
3 parts prosecco
2 parts Aperol
1 part soda
Plain salted crisps for serving
Add the ice cubes to a glass (we like using large wine glasses).
Pour over prosecco, then Aperol then soda water.
Add 1 (or more) green olives and top with a slice of ornage.
Serve with salty crisps.