Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman
A UK restaurant chain has taken its summer menu to a new level, introducing a burger that’s flavoured like Aperol Spritz.
Burger brand, Fat Hippo, has joined forces with the Italian aperitif to create a chicken burger which is meant to pair with the drink, favoured by unashamed basic bitches the world over.
The limited edition chicken burger is flavoured with an Aperol hot honey butter, with all the bitter and fruity notes you’d expect in the summer serve.
Named The Aperol Chickz Burger, it comes with crispy buttermilk chicken, parmesan crunch, gem lettuce, a cheesy garlic bacon crumb, a creamy Caesar dressing and the Aperol hot honey butter, all stuffed inside a seeded brioche bun.
The burger is available at Fat Hippo restaurants across the UK, and on Deliveroo if you live nearby.
But you’d better be quick, as they’re only for sale this month, from the 3rd of August until the 29th.
“We’re big fans of an Aperol Spritz so when it came to thinking of a new special to celebrate the summer, this was a no-brainer,” said Mike Phillips, Managing Director and founder of Fat Hippo.
You can find Fat Hippo branches across the UK, in Cardiff, Durham, Birmingham, Liverpool and Leeds, to name just a few of its sites.
Not sure if you live near one? Check out where your nearest Fat Hippo is here.
Aperol Spritz originated in 1919, but the ‘spritz’ has been around much longer, dating back to the 1800s, when parts of the Veneto region of northern Italy lived within the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
As history goes, Austrian soldiers and people passing through the region from other parts wanted something lighter than the local wine, so they were combined with some water, and they became the first iteration of a ‘spritz’.
Though things started with wines, the ‘spritz’ evolved from there, with the water being subbed for fizzy soda water, and then eventually more complex flavours being added into the mix, like Prosecco, fortified wines and liqueurs.
In 1919, the orange liqueur was created by the Barbieri brothers in Padova, going on to take over the drinks scene globally. Made to be a lower alcohol option with a bitter citrus flavour, you can also get notes or rhubarb and gentian root in the drink.
Who would have known an Aperol flavoured burger was to follow?!