Aperitivo, as it used to be
The big aperitivo cultures -Italy, France and Spain- were born in the 19th century. A Bourgeois pastime, the aperitivo focused on local ingredients and local mixes -with no cocktail in sight. While some of the drinks are still known today, others have been forgotten. At a time when aperitivo culture is on the rise again, let’s explore the real historical roots of an iconic culture.