This delicious Aperol Spritz Recipe is made with Aperol, prosecco, and club soda for the easiest most refreshing three ingredient cocktail. It’s beautiful orange color makes it perfect for easy drinking summer cocktail parties and afternoon pool parties.
Summer is finally here and with it comes so many great cocktail recipes. Hubby and I love to put on a good show for our family and friends. This cocktail, salty dog, pineapple margarita, and Peach Daiquiri are just a few of our favorite go to summer cocktail recipes.
What is Aperol?
Originating in Italy, Aperol is a bittersweet, bright orange Italian liqueur with an amazing complex flavor. Its key ingredients include oranges, rhubarb, roots, and herbs. It is commonly served as a spritz. A spritz is a wine based cocktail made with prosecco, a bitter liqueur, and splash of soda water. It is usually served in a big bowl wine glass with plenty of ice and orange slices for a garnish. This attractive aperitif is a bubbly cocktail.
How to make an Aperol Spritz
It is a very easy drink to mix. Just think 3-2-1. 3 parts prosecco, 2 parts Aperol, and 1 part club soda or sparkling water all mixed in a big bowl wine glass and garnished with thin orange slices. I usually just mix them on the fly but there are written amounts to follow in the recipe below.
Where can I find Aperol
Aperol is a little harder to find than your average specialty liqueur. My local grocery stores do not carry it but I have found it at several local liquor stores. It might be best to call ahead and make sure that they stock it.
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Classic Aperol Spritz Recipe
A quick and easy Aperol Spritz made with three ingredients splashed over ice and garnished with orange slices. This beautiful cocktail is sure to become one of your summer favorites.
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Total Time: 2 minutes
- Yield: 1 cocktail
- Category: cocktail
- Cuisine: Italian
- 6 ounces prosecco
- 3 ounces Aperol
- 1 1/2 ounce club soda
- ice cubes
- thin orange slices
- Fill a large wine glass with ice.
- Add prosecco, Aperol, and club soda.
- Garnish with orange slices.
- These are the proportions for a traditional Aperol Spritz. Feel free to adjust to taste.
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