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Aperol Spritz

aperol spritz cocktail

Let me tell you about a cool drink called an Aperol Spritz. It’s a bubbly, refreshing drink that’s perfect for any day. I love it because it tastes great and is super easy to make. It’s got a mix of sweet and bitter flavors that everyone enjoys. Plus, it looks really fancy!

Tasting Notes

An Aperol Spritz tastes a bit sweet, a little bitter, and super refreshing. It’s got a bright orange color that makes it fun to drink. When you sip it, you’ll taste the yummy Aperol, the fizz from the prosecco, and a hint of soda that makes it perfect.

Equipment and Glassware

To make this drink, you’ll need a wine glass, a measuring cup, and a spoon to stir. The wine glass makes it look really special when you serve it.


  • 2 oz Aperol
  • 3 oz Prosecco
  • 1 oz club soda
  • 1 orange slice garnish


  1. Fill your glass half full with ice.
  2. Pour in 3 oz of Prosecco.
  3. Add 2 oz of Aperol.
  4. Add a splash of soda water.
  5. Stir gently.
  6. Put an orange slice on the side of your glass for a cool look.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure your Prosecco and Aperol are chilled before you start.
  • Don’t stir too much, or you’ll lose the bubbles.
an aperol spritz and a bottle of aperol

When to Serve

An Aperol Spritz is perfect for warm days, parties, or when you just want something nice to drink. It’s great for afternoon hangouts or early evening relax time.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

For the best Aperol Spritz, use Aperol for sure, and pick a Prosecco that’s not too sweet. The brand doesn’t matter as much as the taste. Just make sure you like it!

See also  20 Most Popular Proseccos to Try

Similar Cocktails

  1. Mimosa – It’s also bubbly and perfect for brunch.
  2. Bellini – Made with peach puree and Prosecco.
  3. Aperol Negroni – It’s a bit stronger but also has a bitter-sweet taste.
  4. Negroni Sbagliato – With prosecco and Campari.
  5. Sangria – Fruity and you can share it with friends.


The Aperol Spritz comes from Italy. It’s been around since the 1950s. People in Italy would drink it to feel refreshed and to enjoy something light before dinner.


What is Aperol?

Aperol is an Italian orange liqueur.

The recipe of this orange liquor is still a secret, but it contains oranges, herbs and roots. Compared to other, similar drinks, it has a very low alcohol content at 11% ABV, and it tastes both sweet and slightly bitter.

What prosecco should I use for an Aperol Spritz?

The prosecco you use should be dry to prevent the cocktail from getting too sweet.

Because it makes up a large part of the drink, don’t choose a cheap Prosecco, but go for a high-quality version that will enhance the taste of the Aperol. If you want to make the drink true to the original recipe, use Cinzano Prosecco.

How much alcohol does Aperol have in it?

Aperol is a low ABV aperitif, with only 11% ABV.

Why is the Aperol Spritz so popular?

The Aperol Spritz has become much more popular outside of Italy in the last 20 years, in large part due to the marketing efforts of Gruppo Campari.

This drink is also popular because it’s low in alcohol content and lower in sugar than some other cocktails, making for a healthier feeling choice for consumers.

See also  15 Must-Try Prosecco Cocktails

Is Campari the same as Aperol?

No, Campari is not the same as Aperol. The two liqueurs are similar and owned by the same company, but Campari has a stronger, more bitter flavor, while Aperol is lighter and sweeter.

This drink is a hit because it’s easy, tasty, and looks amazing. Try making an Aperol Spritz the next time you want something special to drink. You’ll see why it’s my favorite!

aperol spritz cocktail

Aperol Spritz

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 oz Aperol
  • 3 oz Prosecco
  • 1 oz club soda
  • 1 orange slice garnish


  1. Add the Aperol and the Prosecco to your wine glass
  2. Gently put in some ice cubes with tongs. If you put the ice cubes in before the Prosecco, around half of your bubbles will be lost, so try to avoid this
  3. Add the splash of soda and garnish your cocktail with an orange slice

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Aperol Spritz
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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