While the history of the Bellini is as clear as a glass of Prosecco, that of the Spritz is much like that of Venice -- colorful and mysterious. Cocktails much like the Spritz are common in parts of Austria, so most agree that the Spritz owes its origins to the Austro-Hungarian influence on Venice.
And to those 18th century Austrian occupiers, we can all say, “Grazie!”
To read more about the Spritz and how to enjoy one, check out my home blog:
Causes Angela Nickerson Supports
St. John's Shelter Program for Women and Children St. Jude Children's Research Hospital