Aperol Spritz

A bubbly, refreshing cocktail, the Aperol Spritz is a new favorite for enjoying on a warm afternoon or evening.

A bubbly, refreshing cocktail, the Aperol Spritz is a new favorite for enjoying on a warm afternoon or evening.

Have you ever had an Aperol Spritz? Or Aperol on its own or in another cocktail? 

I hadn’t until last spring. I had met up with three of my cousins in Nashville for a fun girls weekend – a weekend of catching up, of exploring a new city, and of eating and drinking lots of amazing food and drink. (One of these days, I’ll get around to actually creating a travel post in a timely manner…)


That first afternoon in Nashville, after hours of walking, my cousin, a fellow foodie, and I popped into a bar to wait for others to arrive and give our tired feet a break. There, she introduced me to the Aperol Spritz.

A bubbly, refreshing cocktail, the Aperol Spritz is a new favorite for enjoying on a warm afternoon or evening.

It was light and refreshing. It was bubbly. It was just what I needed that day… and since then, I’ve been itching to buy myself a bottle of Aperol to make this cocktail at home. I only wish I hadn’t waited so long to do so.

An Aperol Spritz is crazy easy, and just 4 ingredients. 

  1. Aperol: an Italian orange aperitif. It’s got a bittersweet flavor that keeps this cocktail from being too sweet
  2. Prosecco: use dry (brut) prosecco
  3. Club Soda: just a splash
  4. An orange slice or wedge: an optional garnish

And the best part is? No cocktail shaker, no stirring – the bubbles do the mixing for you. Just fill a glass with ice and add the ingredients and voila! A refreshing cocktail that takes just minutes to make.

A bubbly, refreshing cocktail, the Aperol Spritz is a new favorite for enjoying on a warm afternoon or evening.

Recipe Notes:

  • You don’t really need a recipe to make this. The general rule of thumb for the cocktail is equal parts Aperol and prosecco, splash of club soda, garnish. Your “equal parts” might be a bit more or less than the below based on the size of your glass.
  • If the cocktail is too sweet for you, decrease the amount of Aperol and increase the amount of prosecco until you’re happy. 
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Aperol Spritz

A bubbly, refreshing cocktail, the Aperol Spritz is a new favorite for enjoying on a warm afternoon or evening.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Cocktail
Calories 205 kcal
Author Liz

Ingredients

  • ice
  • 3 oz. Aperol
  • 3 oz. dry Prosecco
  • 1/2-1 oz. club soda really just a splash
  • orange slice or wedge for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Fill a wine or highball glass with ice, almost to the top. Add Aperol and Prosecco. Finish with a splash of club soda and garnish with orange. Enjoy.

By Books n’ Cooks

A bubbly, refreshing cocktail, the Aperol Spritz is a new favorite for enjoying on a warm afternoon or evening.

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