Spritz, the Classic

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Pomegranates & Artichokes: Recipes and memories of a journey from Iran to Italy

By Saghar Setareh

Published 2023

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There has been a lot of inadequate enthusiasm, and later an unfair backlash, towards spritz, but the truth is a spritz is not really a cocktail. Rather than being a ‘serious’ drink that relaxes you, or makes you light-headed in a sophisticated or over-joyous way, a spritz simply celebrates the end of the working day and the beginning of the aperitivo hour. It’s a promise of what the coming evening hours can bring. That’s why it is ‘watered down’ and light. Austrian soldiers stationed