Best Snacks & Appetizers to Serve with Aperitifs?

updated May 2, 2019
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Q: For the life of me, I cannot remember the appetizers that used to be served to accompany the aperitif of Campari and soda in Europe back in the day. The NYT recently did an article on the comeback of the aperitif, so I figure it is a good time to ask this question.

Sent by Greta

Editor: What a fun question, Greta! I think that this is one of those times when reading restaurant and bar menus can be helpful. Here’s one that has some fantastic bar snacks (pickled eggs with celery salt, anyone?):

Cocktails & Bar Snacks from The Warwick in London

Here’s one other helpful piece, too:

I think olives, nuts, and pickles are always good bets — as well as tiny sandwiches. Readers, what else would you serve with Campari and soda and other aperitifs?

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