WORDS ASHUTOSH BUDHATHOKI
ARTWORK LUCIA ROJAS
It’s Spritz time on the dot.
It’s 6 O’Clock on a late summer evening, the golden hour is approaching. Whiskey is out of the question because it’s too early, and it’s too late for a lemonade.
Aperol Spritz is a drink you might like if you prefer a good, simple beverage without having to worry about too many ingredients. Prosecco, soda water, and Aperol are all you need to make a beautiful spritzer.
It has an orange hue that rivals a sunset, is effervescent, and is incredibly well iced. It falls under the larger genre of aperitifs, or aperitivos: the low-alcohol, frequently bitter-leaning beverages (as well as the bottles on which they are based) that are intended to prepare your palette for the upcoming evening meal.
Pour 3 parts of Prosecco (90 ml) into a wine glass or other glass of your choice, and while the beverage is still bubbling, add 2 parts of your Aperol Spritz (60ml). All that is left to do is to top it with 1 part soda water and ice cubes (30ml). It’s time for your Aperol Spritz.
I was in the Sussex Hotel, a cosmopolitan and upscale establishment that has been servicing Walkerville and the surrounding area since 1843. It is one of South Australia’s most charming art deco historic pubs.
With a restaurant, outside beer garden, sports bar, and gaming area, the Sussex Hotel is already a prosperous enterprise. If you’re in the neighbourhood, I’d highly recommend stopping by for a few drinks.