|Country of origin||Padua, Italy|
|Alcohol by volume||11%|
Aperol is an Italian aperitif originally produced by the Barbieri company, based in Padua. Aperol is now produced by the Campari company. While Aperol was originally created in 1919, it did not become successful until after World War II. Its ingredients are, among others, bitter orange, gentian, rhubarb, and cinchona.
Although it looks, tastes, and smells much like Campari, Aperol has an alcohol content of 11%—less than half of Campari. Aperol and Campari have the same sugar content. Campari is also slightly darker in color. Aperol to be sold in Germany has an alcohol content of 15% to avoid German container deposit legislation regulations.
Aperol is the main ingredient in Spritz.
Critical Acclaim 
Although it has not been frequently submitted to spirit ratings competitions, in two recent submissions, Aperol received high marks. In 2007, Wine Enthusiast rated Aperol in its 90-95 point category. At the 2010 and 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the Aperol entry received double-gold medals—the highest available award.
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