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Italy's Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, with Recipes
Talia Baiocchi & Leslie Pariseau
Photography by Dylan + Jeni
A narrative-driven book on the surprising history and current revival of spritz cocktails (a wine-based drink served as an aperitif), with 50 recipes, including both historical classics and modern updates
Shedding its frivolous, girly image from the 80s, spritz has returned as a legitimate cocktail choice for before and after dinner, popping up on cocktail lists in trendy bars and restaurants across the country. Talia Baiochhi and Leslie Pariseau, editors of Punch, explore the popular drink’s Greek and Italian roots, diving into spritz’s colorful history and modern revival, with essays on Italy’s “spritz trail” and the current rise of spritz culture, both in Europe and stateside. Drink recipes cover classic recipes as well as contemporary interpretations, with well-known bartenders contributing throughout. With photographs by Dylan + Jeni and smart, modern illustrations, Spritz will appeal to the cocktail geek in everyone.