Philadelphia, PA - Amid this summer heatwave, everyone is searching for the perfect beverage to cool down. Insiders know that rose is so yesterday, which leaves us with a fundamental question: What is the official drink of summer 2019?
The Aperol Spritz Cocktail
The simple mix of Aperol, everyone’s favorite Italian bittersweet orange liqueur, alongside prosecco and just a splash of soda water unarguably results in one of the most refreshing drinks one can possibly sip: The Aperol Spritz.
Your next question: where to find this summer’s best beverage? Join us for aperitif hour at the following Philadelphia hotspots for a perfect spritz:
Scarpetta – Rittenhouse’s favorite upscale New Italian restaurant serves up an ideal pear infused variation on Aperol spritz! Come in Monday – Friday from 4-7pm for the hottest new happy hour in the city, with $7 sips and $7 Italian bites.
Gran Caffe L’Aquila – every Philadelphian knows to come for the gelato, but insiders know this all-day Italian café serves up some of the best classic Italian cocktails around, including the spritz, everyone’s favorite aperitif.
Little Nonna’s – picture this: an Aperol Spritz and Little Nonna’s slow-cooked signature Sunday Gravy, eaten outside at the charmingly light outdoor patio; can you dream up a more perfect summer meal?
Trattoria Carina – The recently unveiled Aperitivo program at this new Fitler Square Italian eatery means you have the opportunity to enjoy the authentic Italian experience, complete with a spritz and a selection of antipasti any day of the week!
Cry Baby Pasta – the spritz here is aptly named the “Classic,” and the only tears you’ll be shedding at this new Queen Village hotspot will be tears of joy when your spritz and delicious pasta arrive at the table!
Porta Philadelphia – For the ultimate brunch, head to Porta, where you and friends can indulge in pizzas, pasta and more traditional brunch options alongside entire Aperol spritz carafes!
BONUS: experience Aperol in a way you’ve never tasted it before! Try the “Bitter Ex” cocktail from aether (mezcal, Aperol, maraschino liqueur, lime juice and a grapefruit twist), or, for a for a creative twist on a sparkling wine cocktail, try the “Cause a Stir” cocktail at Stir at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (ginger liqueur, sparkling wine, pomegranate juice and pomegranate arils)!