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The Aperol Spritz, also known as the Spritz Veneziano, is an Italian classic that has an iconic bitter-sweetness that comes from the apéritif from which the drink gets its name: Aperol. It's a bright red liqueur that is made with flavoral, herbal ingredients that has a distinct taste that might remind you of burnt orange and tart rhubarb. After hearing those flavor notes it is probably immediately obvious why, when paired with prosecco and a bit of soda water, it makes an amazing cocktail to drink in the warmer months.
Though originally not something you'd find outside of Italy or fancy cocktail bars, in 2019 the Aperol Spritz was named the 9th bestselling cocktail by Drinks International. Talk about a glow up! Not only is this drink absolutely delicious but it coulnd't be easier to make. All you need to remember for ratio is 3-2-1: 3 parts prosecco, 2 parts Aperol and 1 part soda water. It's too simple not to be making every day this summer.
Want some more cocktail inspiration? Try one of these champagne cocktails. And if you tried making this Aperol spritz recipe make sure you give it a rate and a review below!
- Total Time:
- 5 mins
- 2 oz.
- 3 oz.
splash of soda water (about 1 oz)
Orange slice, for garnish
- Step 1Fill a wine glass with ice and let chill for 30 seconds. Pour in Aperol, Prosecco and soda water. Give it a few stirs to combine then garnish with an orange.