Aperol Spritz

Written by Christopher Menning | June 2, 2021

Aperol Spritz Cocktail

Classic Aperol Spritz Recipe

Time for some Italian summer sipping with this refreshing Aperol Spritz recipe! Grab that bottle of Aperol, pop open the prosecco and let’s mix and pretend we in Venice watching the sun glisten on the Italian riviera.

An Aperol spritz is a super simple yet perfectly refreshing drink for summertime. Of course, choosing quality ingredients is always the best way forward so let us explain what you need in this article to make the perfect Aperol Spritz.

 

Aperol bottle ready for an aperol spritz

Aperol Spritz Ingredients

The cocktail consists of four ingredients which you can buy from most stores, plus ice. Please get good ice! It can make or break a drink.

1) Aperol

Without stating the obvious, Aperol needs to be in this cocktail! Aperol is an Italian Bitters apéritif.  The bright orange hue comes from the gentian and rhubarb ingredients. The bitter has a complex zesty flavour and is named after a slang term for Aperitvo. 

2) Prosecco

Prosecco is produced in the northern regions of Italy and over the years has been mass-produced and consumed worldwide due to its low price point compared to Champagne. However, this does mean there are a lot of badly bad bottles out there. Generally, the sparkling wine is inexpensive. I recommend opting for a dry style as Porossceo is naturally sweet. 

3) Club Soda
Fizz it up with a bit of added dilution. We usually choose a bottle like Fever-Tree but anything unflavored will work. 

4) Slice of fresh orange

An orange slice is the garnish that brings the whole drink together. It’s the classic garnish for an Aperol Spritz and makes the cocktail stand out.

How to make an Aperol Spritz

No need for a shaker for this easy to make cocktail. All you will need is your wine glass filled with ice, add the Aperol followed by the Prosseco and soda. Find yourself a nice juicy orange and cut yourself a thick slice and plunge it in. Finally, we recommend using a straw for this drink. Although not plastic! Metal is our suggestion and you can find a good pack in our bar equipment guide.

Aperol Spritz Cocktail

Aperol Spritz

This classic Aperol spritz recipe is perfect for holidays by the beach or at home in the garden.
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Cocktail
Keyword: spritz
Servings: 1 Cocktail
Calories: 158kcal
Author: Christopher Menning

Equipment

  • Bar Spoon
  • Jigger

Ingredients

  • 50 ml Aperol
  • 75 ml Sparkling Wine (Prossecco would be best choice)
  • 50 ml Fever-Tree Soda or Sparkling Water

Instructions

  • Add ice to a wine glass until it is nearly full. Pour in the Aperol (I usually eyeball this and pour until I’ve filled about one-third of the glass).
  • Pour in an equal amount of Prosecco. Top your drink off with a splash of club soda and add a slice of orange. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 158kcal
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