Classic Aperol Spritz Recipe

Classic Aperol Spritz Recipe

This Classic Aperol Spritz Recipe, is also referred to as “Spritz Veneziano” in Italy. It is a wine-based cocktail, and is often served as an aperitif.

Light and refreshing it is the perfect cocktail on a hot afternoon. The Aperol Spritz is easy to make and perfect to serve with brunch, lunch, and happy hour!

One sip of this gorgeous drink and you will feel like you are sitting at the Grand Canal in Venice.

What are the ingredients in an Aperol Spritz?

With just 4 ingredients including an gorgeous orange garnish, you will have a delicious Classic Aperol Spritz.

Here is what you will need:

  • Aperol
  • Prosecco
  • Sanpellegrino Orange sparkling
  • Orange slice for garnish
  • Ice
Aperol Spritz Ingredients on a tray
Aperol Spritz Ingredients

How to make our Classic Aperol Spritz Recipe?

To make this refreshing cocktail start with a glass full of ice.

  • Add equal parts Aperol and Procecco, amounts can vary depending on the size of glass you use. Blend.
  • Top with a splash of Orange Sanpellegrino, which equals about 1/2 ounce.
  • Garnish with a slice of orange and serve!

You can adjust the sweetness level to suit your taste. More Aperol for more sweetness, more Procecco for less. You can add some additional Orange Sanpellegrino to make the cocktail less sweet.

What kind of alcohol is Aperol?

Aperol is an Italian aperitif, vibrantly orange in color and made from rhubarb, cinchona, gentian, and herbs. On the palate, it has a strong bold orange and mandarin flavor. Aperol has an alcohol content of 11%, which is similar to most wines. We recommend you keep the bottle in the refrigerator after opening.

You can serve Aperol straight on the rocks. Our favorite way to enjoy the beverage is in our Classic Aperol Spritz Recipe.

Pouring Aperol for a Spritz
Pouring Aperol for a Spritz

Is Prosecco a Champagne?

What is the difference between Prosecco and Champagne? Prosecco is a sparkling wine from the Veneto region of Italy. Prosecco is made with the Charmat sparkling method, the entire fermentation process is done in stainless steel. It has about 3.5 times the atmospheric pressure in the bottle.

Champagne comes from the Champagne region of France. Made with the traditional method, the primary fermentation is done in stainless steel or old wood for malolactic conversion. A secondary fermentation occurs in the bottle. Champagne has 6 times atmospheric pressure in the bottle, providing us with a glass full of bubbles to tickle our nose.

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Classic Aperol Spritz Recipe

This Classic Aperol Spritz Recipe, is also referred to as "Spritz Veneziano" in Italy. With just 4 ingredients it is easy to make and makes you feel like your in Italy!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Jayne Harter -The Art of Food and Wine

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Aperol adjust as needed
  • ½ cup Prosecco adjust as needed
  • ½ ounce Orange Sanpellegrino Sparkling
  • 1 slice Orange, for garnish
  • 1 glass Ice

Instructions

  • Fill glasses with Ice
  • Add equal parts of Aperol and Prosecco, adjusting amount for the size of the glasses used. Blend.
  • Add a splash of Orange Sanpellegrino, about 1/2 ounce
  • Garnish with a slice of orange and serve

Notes

You can adjust the sweetness level to suit your taste. More Aperol for more sweetness, more Prosecco for less. You can add some additional Orange Sanpellegrino to make the cocktail less sweet also.


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