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The Best Aperitifs You Need to Try at Home

Celebrate the ritual of enjoying a refreshing, appetite-stimulating tipple (or two) before dinner

Fratelli Fresh
Fratelli Fresh

As many people are still working and cooking from their own personal headquarters, we're missing out on the full dining experience. One way to jazz up your nightly home cooked meal is with a round of sophisticated pre-dinner cocktails.

At local fave Fratelli Fresh* they're all about celebrating the ritual of enjoying a refreshing, appetite-stimulating tipple before dinner, and they have a slew of quintessential aperitif recipes that will hit the spot.

Do as the Italians do, and try the best aperitifs from the comfort of your own home.

*Lucky for Sydneysiders, all three cocktails are available as DIY cocktail kits from the Fratelli Fresh Grocer home delivery service. Meaning you can skip the visit to the shops and head straight to the cocktail mixing at home.

Best Aperitifs: Aperol Spritz

Quite possibly the queen of aperitifs, this coral-coloured beauty is a fizzy mix of Aperol and prosecco. 

Ingredients:

  • 60ml Aperol
  • 90ml prosecco
  • 30ml soda
  • Wedge of orange, for garnish

Method:

  1. Pour ingredients into a big wine glass
  2. Fill with ice
  3. Garnish with the orange wedge 

Best Aperitifs: Negroni

A rich, ruby-red trifecta of equal parts gin, vermouth and Campari, this cocktail is perfect in balance. 

Ingredients:

  • 30ml Tanqueray gin 
  • 30ml Cinzano Rosso vermouth
  • 30ml Campari
  • Twist of orange peel, for garnish

Method:

  1. Pour ingredients into a mixing glass. 
  2. Add ice and stir until chilled. 
  3. Strain into a rocks glass and garnish.

Best Aperitifs: Limoncello Spritz

Bittersweet and enlivened with fizz, this classic aperitif will transport you to the Amalfi Coast. 

Ingredients:

  • 60ml limoncello
  • 60ml prosecco
  • Dash of soda
  • Slice of lemon, for garnish

Method:

  1. Pour ingredients into a big wine glass
  2. Fill with ice
  3. Garnish with lemon slice


Loving our pick of the best aperitifs to mix at home and looking for more cocktail inspiration? Check out our Quincy and Grey Goose spritz recipes to liven up your average Friday night drinks.