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ManufacturerCampari Group
Country of origin Padua, Italy
Alcohol by volume 11%
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Aperol is an Italian bitter apéritif made of gentian, rhubarb, and cinchona, among other ingredients. It has a vibrant red hue. Its name comes from apero, a French slang word for apéritif.[1]


Aperol was originally created in 1919 by Luigi and Silvio Barbieri[2] after seven years of experimentation. It did not become widely popular until after World War II.[3] It was first produced by the Barbieri company, based in Padua, but is now produced by the Campari Group. Although it tastes and smells much like Campari, Aperol has an alcohol content of 11%—less than half that of Campari. They have the same sugar content,[citation needed] and Aperol is less bitter in taste. Campari is also much darker in color.

Aperol sold in Germany had an alcohol content of 15% for some time to avoid German container deposit legislation regulations; however, since 2021, it has been sold with an alcohol content of 11%.

Mix variants[edit]

An Aperol Sour in a bar in Tübingen
Aperol Spritz, popular worldwide

The Spritz, an aperitif cocktail, is often made using Aperol. The result is known as the Aperol Spritz. Another variant is the Aperol Sour.


Since April 2010, Aperol has been the official sponsor of Moto GP, the Grand Prix of motorcycle racing.[4]

Aperol had a partnership with Manchester United as the club's official global spirits partner from January 2014 until the end of the 2016/2017 season.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "How the Aperol Spritz Became the Summer's Hottest Drink". 24 August 2019.
  2. ^ Tim McKirdy (4 June 2018). "The Difference Between Campari and Aperol, Explained". Vine pair.
  3. ^ "Home | Aperol". Archived from the original on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2008-03-03.
  4. ^ "Aperol.com Main Page". Archived from the original on 2011-04-11. Retrieved 2011-04-04.
  5. ^ "Man Utd drown sorrows with Aperol spirits sponsorship". Reuters.com. January 10, 2014. Retrieved October 11, 2022.

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