Aperitif – The Everleigh Bottling Co.

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An aperitif, is a traditional pre-meal drink designed to stimulate the appetite and prepare the palate for the feast that follows. Derived from the Latin word "aperire," meaning "to open," aperitifs are crafted with the intention of awakening the senses and setting the stage for an enjoyable dining experience. 

Aperitifs are characterised by their refreshing and often slightly bitter taste profiles. They typically feature a lower alcohol content compared to after-dinner drinks, making them light and easy to enjoy. Common ingredients include vermouth, bitters, fortified wines, and various botanical infusions, each contributing to the complex and well-balanced flavours that define aperitifs.

In the world of beverages, aperitifs stand out as a delightful and culturally rich tradition. From the iconic classics to contemporary twists, these prelude drinks add a layer of sophistication and conviviality to social gatherings and dining experiences. So, the next time you find yourself contemplating your drink choice before a meal, consider the art of the aperitif—a harmonious beginning to a memorable culinary journey.