This Aperol Spritz recipe is bubbly, refreshing, and perfectly sweet! It's a light and colorful cocktail that's perfect for the warm summer months ahead.
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As the days get longer and summer nears closer, I'm getting so excited for enjoying the outdoors and entertaining.
One of my favorite things about spring and summer is the abundance of seasonal fruit! Especially when I can turn them into fun cocktails and mocktail drinks.
If you've never tried an Aperol Spritz, here's your sign to give it a go. It’s my warm-weather happy hour go-to drink because it’s so quick and easy to make.
Plus it’s festive and fun!
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What is Aperol?
Aperol originated in Italy and is a bitter apéritif. It has flavors of zesty orange with herbal scents, along with a vibrant orange hue.
An Aperol Spritz is a widely-popular cocktail that combines the aperitif with sparkling wine and club soda. It’s commonly enjoyed during happy hour, brunch, or while lounging by the pool.
Aperol Spritz Ingredients
Aperol: The star of the show!
Sparkling Wine: Prosecco is an inexpensive Italian sparkling wine. It's the best and traditional choice for an authentic Aperol Spritz. If needed, you can substitute Prosecco with Cava, dry brut champagne, or even a non-alcoholic sparkling wine.
Club Soda: Most unflavored sparkling water will do just fine.
Fresh slice of orange: A classic Aperol Spritz is garnished with an orange slice!
How to Make an Aperol Spritz Cocktail at Home
This cocktail recipe couldn't be easier! You can gently stir your spritz together in a cocktail glass, however I prefer just to build the cocktail in a wine glass.
- Fill a wine glass with ice.
- Add Aperol.
- Pour in Prosecco.
- Stream in soda water.
- Stir, garnish, and serve!
There are several ways to adjust your aperol spritz to your liking.
I personally prefer mine less bitter so I do a touch more Prosecco and equal parts Aperol and soda water.
If you give this cocktail a try, please let me know what you think by snapping a picture, and leaving a review!
Want more refreshing cocktail recipes? Try these next!
- Negroni Cocktail
- Champagne Cocktail
- Fresh Peach Margaritas
- Aviation Cocktail
- Tequila and Topo Chico
- Bloody Mary Cocktail
- Simple Mimosa Recipe
- 3 oz prosecco
- 2 oz aperol
- 2 oz soda water
- Fresh orange slice to garnish
- Fill a wine glass with ice.
- Add Prosecco, Aperol, and soda water.
- Gently stir together and garnish with an orange slice.