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How to Make an Aperol Spritz: Classic Aperol Spritz Recipe

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Last updated: Mar 31, 2020 • 1 min read

The Aperol Spritz is an aperitivo from the northern Italian region of Veneto. The Aperol Spritz is cold and refreshing, perfect for sipping on a summer evening in a piazza. Lacking a piazza, your balcony, stoop, or fire escape are all great substitutes.

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How to Make an Aperol Spritz

The Aperol Spritz requires no special bartending tools since it’s built in the glass. A perfect Aperol Spritz is a simple 3-2-1 ratio: three parts prosecco to two parts Aperol and one splash of club soda. To make an Aperol Spritz cocktail, you need:

  • Aperol: Aperol is an Italian apéritif made with rhubarb that is bright orange in color and citrusy-sweet in flavor. Aperol is similar to another Italian bitter digestif, Campari, but Aperol is sweeter and less alcoholic. For a less sweet Spritz, use only enough Aperol to color the drink.
  • Sparkling wine: Dry prosecco is traditional, but work with what you’ve got. Cava and Brut will work as substitute; some bars in Italy simply use white wine. Learn about prosecco in our overview here.
  • Club soda: A splash of soda water finishes off the cocktail, keeps the alcohol content down, and provides some extra bubbles.
  • Garnishes: Under the porticos of Padua, the Aperol Spritz is garnished with an orange slice, while a green olive is more common for a Spritz served along the canals of Venice.
  • Ice: Use large ice cubes, not crushed ice.

Classic Aperol Spritz Recipe

Makes
1 cocktail
Prep Time
3 min
Total Time
3 min

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces Prosecco or other sparkling wine
  • 2 ounces Aperol
  • Splash of club soda
  • Orange slice, for garnish
  1. Fill a large wine glass or highball glass halfway with ice.
  2. Add sparkling wine, Aperol, club soda, and stir to combine.
  3. Garnish with a slice of orange.

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