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Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur. She has held true to her Italian roots and culture, which she proudly and warmly invites her fans to experience.
 
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Spritz
German for “splash” or “sparkling,” a spritz in Italy is a wine-based apperitivo (aperitif) co...
 
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Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
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July 5, 2014
Spritz

German for “splash” or “sparkling,” a spritz in Italy is a wine-based apperitivo (aperitif) commonly served in the Veneto region in the northeast of the country. This refreshing drink is made simply by adding a splash of a bitter liquor like Campari or Aperol to white wine or prosecco (Italian sparkling wine) and topping it off with a bit of sparkling mineral water. Experiment with the recipe and find a balance that is to your liking. Be sure to decorate your glass with a twist or slice of lemon or orange!