When you think of Italian cocktails a few may come to mind. And when you see wine glass filled with a bright-orange beverage there’s no doubt in your mind that it’s an Aperol Spritz. The Aperol Spritz, also known as Spritz Veneziano or just “Spritz,” is one of the most popular apéritifs in Italy. The history dates back to the early 1800s but the drink as we know it today was created in Padua, Italy in 1919 by the Barbieri Brothers. Keep reading for the Aperol Spritz recipe.
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What You’ll Need
Prosecco (or another sparkling wine)
Large Wine Glass
There are many types of prosecco or sparkling wines you can use for your Aperol Spritz recipe. I personally use La Marca based on taste, availability, and price. It’s my go-to for Aperol Spritz, Mimosas, and Bellinis.
Alternatively, you can opt for any type of sparkling. If you like a crisp, light taste then check out Le Grand Courtage Blanc de Blanc Brut.
Aperol Spritz Recipe
3 parts – Prosecco
2 parts – Aperol
1 splash – Sparkling Water
As easy as 3-2-1!
Note: The back of your Aperol bottle will have a recipe that’s equal parts prosecco and Aperol with a splash of sparkling water. You can also follow this recipe if you want it more Aperol forward.
Did you know that Aperol Spritz is one of the most popular cocktails to drink in Italy?
How to Make an Aperol Spritz
Start by filling your glass with ice.
Then pour the prosecco and Aperol.
Add a splash of sparkling water.
Give it a quick stir.
Add a half orange wheel!
Cheers! Enjoy your Aperol Spritz. And if you want more “Cocktails Around the World” check out my other recipes.
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