Aperol Spritz Recipe

How to make an Aperol Spritz. An easy recipe for a refreshing Summer spritzer.

Aperol Spritz

Aperol spritz is one of the easiest and refreshing drinks to make that will wow your guests this summer. It will be like you are sipping a spritzer in Italy. Now Aperol Spritz is seeing a comeback or a revival much like everything these days. It's a cocktail that has been around for awhile but rarely had I seen it ordered. I am not going to lie one of the housewives (I believe Lisa Rhinna) ordered it on TV and it had been on my mind ever since. 

I always keep a running bucket list of different cocktails I want to try and I took note of this. Also on this list a French 75. Recently on a girls trip to Savannah I decided to order an Aperol Spritz with my lunch and it was so light and refreshing, perfect for a hot summer day. 

So what is Aperol?

Aperol is an Apéritif which is a drink usually served before a meal. It is a liqueur from Italy by Campari made of gentian, rhubarb, and cinchona. Although it's made of these ingredients when served with an orange it almost taste like a refreshing orange spritzer. 

Aperol Spritz

An easy recipe for a refreshing Summer spritzer.

Makes: One glass


Prep time:

  • 2 oz Aperol
  • 4 oz Prosecco
  • Sparkling water or seltzer
  • Slice of orange

  1. In a red wine or tall glass fill with ice. Add a slice of orange to the glass.
  2. Pour Aperol then Prosecco over the ice.
  3. Top with sparkling water or seltzer. Kick up your feet and enjoy!

It's week 3 of our Summer cocktail party! And today I am sharing 8 other Summer cocktail recipes that are a perfect way to enjoy your Summer! Make sure to click through all the great recipes below!

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