NEW YORK (Circa) - An Aperol Spritz is a fizzy, bitter, orange-y drink that screams "summer."
The drink has taken the country's bars and restaurants by storm this season, offering an escape from the heat with every sip.
"This summer has just been the summer of Aperol Spritz. They're everywhere and they are delicious," says Sam Mason, co-owner of OddFellows Ice Cream Co. in New York City. "I don't know where they were last year. Last year was rosé. This year is the summer of Spritz."
OddFellows prides itself on their juxtaposition of booze and ice cream and is well known for doing collaborations with bars around New York. They currently serve a rosé ice pop at their five scoop shops around New York City.
Mason is happy with how the collaboration turned out.
"It tastes like heaven," he says.
Costing $14 a pop, customers can enjoy their "Summer of Spritz" served in a bowl of ice, with a shot of a proper Aperol Spritz and an olive.
"They are not that much alcohol, they're 11%, they freeze really well and they stay frozen really well," says Mason, who has made ice pops with up to 40% alcohol.
"Some of the tequilas and stuff, you can't really walk that far on a hot summer day with them."