This classic Aperol Spritz is the quintessential Italian cocktail. It's made with just 3 ingredients- Prosecco, Aperol, and Seltzer- which create a refreshingly light cocktail to enjoy before dinner. Served over ice and garnished with an orange slice make this a great summer aperitif. Cheers!
What You'll Need
Prosecco: 3 parts Prosecco. Any dry Prosecco or Cava will work! The sparkling wine cuts the bitterness of the Aperol for an absolutely delicious cocktail.
Aperol: 2 parts Aperol. This bittersweet citrus liqueur gives the unique flavor to this drink. If you find it to be too bitter, just add a little more Prosecco.
Seltzer Water: 2 parts Seltzer Water / Soda Water. This adds the perfect amount of fizz and makes it a nice light cocktail.
Ice: You'll need enough ice to fill half of a wine glass to keep your cocktail nice and chilled.
Orange Slices: Garnish with an orange slice or two. Mandarins would work well here too.
How to Make a Classic Aperol Spritz
It's so easy to make an Aperol Spritz. First, fill a wine glass with ice. Then add Prosecco, Aperol, and Seltzer Water. Stir gently, then garnish with an orange slice. It's that simple!
The Aperol Spritz has been my favorite Happy Hour / Aperitivo cocktail since visiting Italy a few years ago. It seemed like these were served everywhere we went in the late afternoon and early evening. They were paired with small plates (like olives, cheese, or bruschetta). They're the perfect summertime cocktail - so mix one up and enjoy!Print
This Classic Aperol Spritz Recipe is the quintessential Italian cocktail. It's made with just 3 ingredients, served over ice, and garnished with an orange slice for the perfect aperitif. Prosecco, Aperol, and Seltzer create a refreshingly light cocktail to enjoy before dinner. Cheers!
- 3 parts Prosecco
- 2 parts Aperol
- 2 parts seltzer/soda water
- orange slices for garnish
Fill a wine glass halfway with ice. Add prosecco, aperol, and seltzer. Gently stir. Garnish with an orange slice.