Aperol Spritz

It’s warm outside. You need a refreshing drink. Or maybe it’s brunch and you want something other than a Bloody Mary. Or you’re just looking for another use for champagne (or specifically Prosecco) — you’re in luck, the Aperol Sprtiz to the rescue!

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If you’ve never had Aperol, it’s a bitter orange drink (some say too bitter). That makes it a fantastic aperitif that will open your appetite and get your ready for those 12 or 15 trips to the buffet (protip: skip the carbs on the first few rounds, bread is great, but it’s a buffet filler).

The touch of Prosecco in this lightens the drink and adds that kick of refreshment you need when it toasty warm.

For this rendition, I followed the basic recipe on the Aperol site itself with one minor exception: I didn’t add the extra soda water. For me, why add extra non-alcoholic fizz when you already have Prosecco in there? Double it down and you’re a happy camper.

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Aperol Spritz
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Serves: 1
  • 1 part Aperol
  • 3 parts Prosecco
  • Orange slices for garnish
  • Glass type: Wine
  1. Add the ice to the bottom of the glass.
  2. Pour in the Aperol.
  3. Top with Prosecco.
  4. Garnish with orange slice.
  5. Eat extra at the buffet.

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