Learn how to make the perfect Aperol Spritz cocktail with just three ingredients – Prosecco, aperol and soda water. This low-alcohol cocktaill (or aperitivo) is perfect for happy hour.
The Aperol Spritz is a popular cocktail in Northern Italy. It’s also known as an apertivo and is traditionally enjoyed before dinner. It’s a low-alcohol cocktail which makes it perfect for leisurely afternoons on the patio.
I’ve seen the Aperol Spritz garnished with a slice of orange and a green olive, but for my at-home version, I simply garnished with an orange wedge.
You can serve your cocktails up in wine glasses or rocks glasses, just make sure you have plenty of ice!
Need some inspiration for setting the perfect scene? Invite some friends over, welcome them with a big tray of these delicious cocktails, and host an at-home pizza party. Easiest entertaining ever…
What is aperol?
- Bright orange in color, aperol has notes of both bitter and sweet oranges and many other herbs, including rhubarb. Aperol is light and refreshing, and low in alcohol (11%).
How do you make an aperol spritz?
You only need three ingredients to make the perfect aperol spritz:
- Prosecco – No need for expensive French Champagne here! Go for Prosecco – An Italian sparking wine that’s light, bubbly and festive!
- Aperol – Find it in the liquor store.
- Soda Water
Fill a glass with ice, add the aperol, prosecco and top off with the soda water. Garnish with an orange if desired, and you’re good to go.
Learn how to make the perfect Aperol Spritz cocktail with just three ingredients - Prosecco, aperol and soda water. This low-alcohol cocktaill (or aperitivo) is perfect for happy hour.
- 3 ounces Prosecco or any sparkling wine
- 1 ounce Aperol
- Splash of soda water sparkling water, or club soda
- Garnish of orange
- Pour the sparkling wine into a glass of ice cubes. Add the Aperol and a splash of sparkling water. Garnish with an orange slice. Enjoy!
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