Credits: David Fernandez Huerta
North-east Italian insiders drink a cool aperitif named Spritz. If you happen to travel in the surroundings of the glorious former Republic of Venice don’t hesitate to ask the barman for a Spriss, Spriz or Sprisseto to stimulate the appetite and facilitate the dialogue.
It is a wine-based drink made up by 40% of white wine, 30% of super-sparkling water and another 30% of an alcoholic mix containing all possible kinds of spirits, from Gin to Italian Marsala, on condition that they are reddish!
The recipe of the true Spritz is secret indeed…. every barman jealously saves his one, handed down from father to son.
That’s why you will never taste one Spritz like the other in your idle Italian strolls.
In the picture an amazed gentleman sipping a summer Spritz sketched by the video game artist David Fernandez …. or perhaps not?