Every few months, a hot take on some arbitrary matter of opinion surfaces online, and everyone takes a side. In the footsteps of Yanny versus Laurel and the green and black or gold and white dress, the next topic of interest has made its appearance: is the Aperol spritz a good cocktail?
Aperol spritz is a combination of equal parts prosecco and aperol, a fruity and bitter Italian apértif. You add the components in a wine glass filled with ice and top off the whole thing with a splash of soda water. The drink is a summertime staple for social media influencers across the globe.
The debate arose after the New York Times published a review condemning the Aperol spritz as a disgrace to warm-weather cocktails. “Why would anyone have a Tizer-like Aperol Spritz when you could have a Campari Soda or even an Americano,” tweeted legendary chef Nigella Lawson.
Is the Aperol spritz going to divide a nation like other water cooler conversation starters before it?