In winter, a warming negroni is one of our hands-down favourite cocktails, but summer always calls for something a little lighter. We know without a doubt that Aperol Spritz has become somewhat of a staple for you guys in the warmer months. The amount of Australians now downing the delicious apertivo has nearly tripled compared to just three years ago. Probably because it goes so damn well all the time, amirite?
What doesn’t go down so well is the price, with the iconic cocktail regularly reaching up to $20 a glass. Fortunately, our favourite summer (and let’s be real, our favourite winter) Spritz will be front and centre this summer at the aptly named Club Aperol in Arcade Lane right in the heart of the city. From 5pm to midnight, Thursday til Saturday, you’ll be able to pop down to the heart of midtown Adelaide, where the signature cocktail will be served up for just $10!
Club Aperol has been designed as a country club in the city, a place to sit back and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city while also feeling like you’ve been transported to another country. Those feeling competitive can also play a game Corn Hole with friends or work colleagues.
The Propaganda Club bartenders are getting into the spirit, mixing spritz and other cocktails that highlight Aperol’s versatility. The Negroni Sbagliato served up with Sweet Vermouth, Campari and Prosecco is the perfect drink to highlight the upcoming summer.
If you’re not familiar with Aperol, Campari’s brighter cousin, now’s the time to get acquainted. Best served with prosecco, a dash of soda and a slice of orange as an Aperol Spritz, this classic apertivo is drunk all across northern Italy, where it’s been a staple at bars from Venice to Florence for decades.
Club Aperol is available for private hire, with functions in November and December already filling up fast, for more information send them an email or call 8223 6411. For more info check out their Facebook event here.
Where: Arcade Lane
When: Friday 27 October to Saturday March 17 (Closed between Dec 23 and Jan 26)
Times: Thursday to Saturday, 5pm until Midnight (Available 7 days for private functions)
Capacities: 200 people cocktail style; 150 people long table set menu