Spritz, a Cocktail for the Italian Lifestyle

“How about a drink?”

“Yes please, a Spritz!” is the response of 100% of the students in the ancient university city of Padua, in northern Italy.

The Spritz is in fact the favorite drink not only of the young people from here in the Veneto region, but also of many people in Italy, especially in the north. Here it is considered a popular ritual celebrated just before lunch, or late in the afternoon, before dinner. For the youth, furthermore, the Spritz is more than a pleasant aperitif: it is a ritual, a tradition, a wonderful way to hang out with friends.

Palate Press, June 6, 2012