Aperitifs such as Aperol spritz are a favorite way to sip this Italian liqueur. Aperol is too bittersweet for most people to enjoy straight, but some enjoy it with a twist of orange. In its signature cocktail, the orange flavor of the liqueur is simultaneously mellowed and heightened with a helping of prosecco and soda. Invigorating and refreshing, this classic northern Italian cocktail is generally seen in piazzas and outdoor tables at neighborhood bars during the hot summer months and makes a beautiful pre-dinner drink, served with some creamy and heavy appetizers to balance the bitter taste of the cocktail. It’s called the “Aperol spritz ritual,” as there is a specific order in pouring this drink. First, you put ice in the glass, then prosecco, then Aperol, and finally soda water. The Aperol will not settle if the Italian sparkling wine is added before the Aperol, so you do not need to stir the drink. You can leave the mixing up to the bubbling of the wine and soda. An orange slice is an ideal garnish to give it a classic look.
Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)
The strength of Aperol Spritz Cocktail Recipe cocktail is 3 out of 10.
Nutrition (calories per serving)
The estimated calories of Aperol Spritz Cocktail Recipe cocktail is 218 calories per serving.
Preparation time (minutes)
The time it takes to create Aperol Spritz Cocktail Recipe cocktail is 3 minutes.
- Wine Glass
- 1 orange slice
- 3 ounces prosecco, chilled
- 2 ounces Aperol
- 1/2 ounce club soda
Steps to Make It
- Collect the required ingredients.
- In a tall glass, combine ice and an orange slice.
- Pour the prosecco first, then the Aperol.
- Add a splash of soda to finish.
- Serve and have fun.