Italy is known for many things—including great food, great fashion, fun and refreshing cocktails. One of the unique drinks in Italy is the Aperol Spritz, an aperitif cocktail consisting of prosecco, Aperol and soda water. Aperol was discovered in 1919 and is made of gentian root (flowering herb), rhubarb, and cinchona (taken from a tree in South America – the same ingredient used in quinine), among other ingredients. I share about this beautiful refreshing drink while sitting along the Tiber River in Italy. Did you know that the Aperol Spritz ranks 9th on the list of the world’s bestselling cocktails? You should consider trying one on your next visit to Italy—whether it be 5 O’clock or whenever you want to enjoy this traditional Italian delight.