Aperol Spritz

Have you ever tried an Aperol Spritz? This light and refreshing aperitivo is served throughout the afternoon in Italy, and is one of the country’s signature cocktails.

This Aperol Spritz recipe is a nice and refreshing change from Mimosas or Bloody Marys for a summer brunch. The key Aperol Spritz ingredients are Aperol Liqueur, Prosecco, Club Soda and an orange wedge. Served over ice, it’s a tart and sparkling drink.

Photo of an Aperol Spritz in Florence with salami and olives

In Italy, you can find bottled Aperol Spritz in most markets, sold as a 3-pack. I’ve also been able to find them at places like Total Wine & More, and BevMo, but they are quite expensive here in the United States.

If you enjoy the taste of a Spritz, it’s best just to buy the standard sized Aperol bottle. I buy my Asolo Prosecco from Costco, which is a great deal at under $10 a bottle. And living here in Southern California, a fresh California orange — grown in Riverside — is the perfect garnish.

Serve your Spritz in a large wine glass or goblet.

If you like this recipe, you may also want to try the Campari Spritz, which has a slightly stronger flavor.

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Photo of a classic Aperol Spritz recipe with orange wedge

Aperol Spritz

Chef Tips with Jason Hill
Have you ever tried an Aperol Spritz? This light and refreshing aperitivo is served throughout the afternoon in Italy, and is one of the country’s signature cocktails.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 3 ounces Aperol
  • 3 ounces dry Prosecco
  • 1 ounce club soda
  • Orange slice for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Fill a wine glass with ice.
  • Combine Prosecco DOC followed by Aperol in equal amounts.
  • Add a splash of soda water.
  • Garnish with an orange slice.
Keyword cocktails, drinks, Italy
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