5 March, 2007
Maybe you don’t know that from 1797 to 1806 and from 1815 to 1866 Venice was part of the Austrian Empire. From that period we still have: the long railway bridge between the island and the mainland, …and the Spritz.
The Spritz is the most common Venice drink , if you ever have been in Venice sure you have seen plenty of young and old people drinking something red mostly before lunch or dinner.
It descends from the German spritzer Wein, one half white wine and the other half selz water: called Spritz liscio. But today it’s most used to drink it with some bitter or vermouth. Here the flavours you can easily taste in Venice: Spritz with Bitter Campari, Spritz with Aperol (more sweet), Spritz with Select; or also Spritz with Cynar, as you like.
Don’t forget the lemon slice, ice and olive. Chips or peanuts are the perfect match.