Featuring a bright burst of citrus and a splash of fizz, the Aperol Spritz is a great option for a summer cocktail. Say cheers! with this signature drink full of bubbly prosecco and slightly bitter Aperol that gives this classic concoction a mellow finish. Don’t forget to top with a slice of fresh orange for a colorful garnish that balances the flavors of this refreshing beverage.
The Aperol Spritz is a timeless Italian cocktail that keeps making a comeback.
A Few Key Ingredients:
- Prosecco: The bubbly-sweet sparkling wine makes this cocktail burst with flavor.
- Aperol: Full of aromatic citrus and vanilla. Tip: If you don’t have Aperol on hand you can substitute with Campari instead.
- Club Soda
The beauty of this delicious recipe is that it only takes seconds to prepare. Each ingredient can be found at your local liquor store and quickly combined in your favorite wine glass for a yummy summer treat.
Perfect for serving at your next happy hour by the pool or even at your upcoming Fourth of July celebration. The burst of red hues adds a festive look to this patriotic event!
As you get ready to serve your Aperol Spritz cocktails, we recommend having your essentials ready so you or your guests can easily prepare their own cocktails throughout the evening. Place each orange garnish in an Iris Blue Burst Small Handled Oval Platter for a simple yet stunning display.
Serve It In Style
Choose a Stylish Glass
Our pick - a Wine glass - on the bigger size with an unexpected shape
Add An Interesting Garnish
Drop in a pretty slice of orange
Serve Alongside an Upscale Napkin
Choose a linen napkin embellished with details, such as a hemmed edge or stitched designs. As they say, the devil (and the style) is in the details.
Say hello to a refreshing burst of bubbly citrus with our Aperol Spritz cocktail recipe that’s sure to become your new summertime favorite!
The Aperol SpritzServes 1
3 ounces prosecco
2 ounces Aperol
1 ounce club soda
1 orange slice to garnish
Fill a glass with ice, add the prosecco, Aperol and club soda and give it a little stir. Serve in a stylish glass that’s a bit bigger in size – we used a wine glass. Drop in the pretty slice of orange and serve!
Make it a Mocktail
As the ingredients are mostly alcoholic, it is hard to make small substitutions to this recipe to make it non-alcoholic. However, make a pretty look-alike by substituting the prosecco with freshly squeezed orange juice and the Aperol with cranberry juice. Add a bigger pour of club soda to add more fizz. Voila! A version pretty enough to, well, drink!