Aperativo is Luxardo’s counter-traction to Aperol, enormously popular italian bitter aperative. Aperative Luxardo is made by different herb infusions, roots and citrus fruits. Alcohol volume is same than for Aperol, 11%. Luxardo is more popular from their Maraschino liqueur, which they published at end of 19th century and is well known among bartenders around the world. Purchase price for 70cl bottle 7.99€ (SuperAlko/Latvia)
Aperativo aroma is very pleasant, fresh, fruity, rich and attractively sweet. Taste have sweet citrus, herbs and slightly bitter. Bitterness is more on the background and do not grow too strong at any point. Sweetness and bitterness are very well balanced, and sweetness do not disturb so much than in Aperol. Aperativo is also bit more bitter and herby. It feels more hand crafted when Aperol feels mass produced. It’s good to drink neat, excellent for cocktails. Highly recommended product.