Aperol is a classic Italian bitter apéritif made of gentian, rhubarb, and cinchona, among other ingredients. It has a vibrant orange hue. Its name comes from the French slang word for aperitif, which is apero.
A cousin of bitter Campari, this sweeter more approachable Italian aperitif is perfect for cocktails and of course, the Spritz. Low in alcohol, it weighs in at only 11%. Expect notes of bitter orange and rhubarb, two of its key ingredients.