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Do You Really Know Spritz?

Have you ever tried a Spritz? 🍹

While this cocktail is considered the symbol of the Italian ‘aperitivo’, it does not originate from an Italian tradition.

It was born during the years of Hapsburg domination in the area of Lombardy and Veneto in the 1️⃣9️⃣th century.

In fact, Austrians did not like the strong taste of wine and often asked to dilute it by sprinkling it with sparkling water.

This explains why the name of the drink derives from the German word ‘spritzen’, which means to sprinkle 💦.

From that moment on it entered into common use, giving rise to Italy’s most famous drink with all its variations .

If you are planning to visit Italy sooner or later 😏, give it a chance! You won’t regret 😉