aperitif aperitif

Definition(s):

  • (n) alcoholic beverage taken before a meal as an appetizer

Usage(s):

  1. From the first sip of the proffered aperitif at El Bulli a frozen gin with hot lemon fizz you know you're in for something different.
  2. Usually enjoyed as a cool summer drink, it is versatile enough to be drunk at meals, as an aperitif or during soires.
  3. The French have taste-tested Scotch whisky, Russian vodka, even American colas, but when aperitif time rolls around they remain stubbornly French, call for a Dubonnet, a Byrrh, a.

News

  1. Rome cracks down on cafe tables crowding historic piazzas

    Dear to the hearts of tourists visiting Rome are its picturesque piazzas dotted with cafés and restaurants, charming spots where they can enjoy a coffee or aperitif while taking in the architecture and local culture.But the five main piazzas in the city's historical center are overflowing with tables, city officials say, causing them to crack down and establish quotas for how many tables each ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Rome cracks down on cafe tables overflowing historic piazzas

    Dear to the hearts of tourists visiting Rome are its picturesque piazzas dotted with cafés and restaurants, charming spots where they can enjoy a coffee or aperitif while taking in the architecture and local culture. But the five main piazzas in the city's historical center are overflowing with tables, city officials say, causing them to crack down and establish quotas for how many tables each ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Lightning struck Salt Lake City clock tower, à la ‘Back to the Future’

    Lightning struck Salt Lake City clock tower, à la ‘Back to the Future’ by Christopher Smart The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 12, 2013 03:00PM MDT Cocktail drinkers have a saying that goes something like this: “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.” Those who want an early afternoon aperitif might choose a bar or saloon near Salt Lake City Hall, 451 S. State, where they can simply point to the clocks atop ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Quotes

  1. Shortly before his death in 1992, Bacon described the drama of bullfighting as "about death in the sunlight" and "like boxing -- a marvelous aperitif of sex."
    on Sep 20, 2007 By: Francis Bacon Source: AFP

  2. "Martini & Rossi was ahead of the curve when they identified Warhol's talents in 1956 and they are once again ahead of the curve with this campaign that redefines vermouth and the art of the aperitif," Michael Hermann, director of licensing, at...
    on Jul 3, 2008 By: Andy Warhol Source: Adweek

  3. "Prosecco is more an aperitif than a serious wine like a Champagne would be," says Stefano Ongaro, co-owner of All'Angelo on Melrose Boulevard. "It is a perfect way to start a meal with that symbolic 'Cin-cin' ['Cheers'] that welcomes all...
    on Mar 4, 2008 By: Stefano Source: Los Angeles Times

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