There's no need to wander Rome's cobbled streets to find an authentic Italian aperitivo. For our September issue, superstar chef Mario Batali shared his go-to recipe for peach spritz, with a dash of amaro liqueur and Frascati, a crisp and light white wine produced in Rome's countryside.
According to Batali, the beverage is best when served with fresh peach slices, though we think that serving it in a marble-base glass ($110; at Lee Broom, 844-811-5815), an homage to the Eternal City's iconic statues, is what will really wow your dinner guests. Read on for the full breakdown. Saluti!
3 peach slices
1 tbsp Amaro Lucano liqueur ($27; astorwines.com)
4 ice cubes
1 oz sweet white vermouth
4 oz Frascati wine
1 tsp fresh orange juice
1. Combine peach slices and Amaro Lucano in a bowl; let stand 1 minute.
2. Place ice cubes in a large wineglass; pour in vermouth, and swirl to distribute. Add Frascati, peach slices soaked in amaro, and orange juice.