Italian Aperol Spritzers

Italian Aperol Spritzers

Perfect for Mother’s Day or a bridal shower, these Italian Aperol Spritzers taste refreshing and are the perfect cocktail to celebrate any occasion.

 

A glass of an Italian Aperol Spritzer on a platter surrounded by oranges.

 

I have discovered a great summer spritzer using Prosecco and Aperol that is light and bubbly and all the rage in Italy.

What I love about this cocktail is that it’s easy to make and perfect for entertaining friends. In fact, it’s ideal for a crowd or for a special occasion like a bridal shower or New Year’s Eve.

My mom turned me on to this wine spritzer after a trip to New York to visit a college friend. Her friend had just returned from Italy where this spritz cocktail was being served in all the cafés.

Apparently, Italian Aperol Spritzers are Italy’s hit drink.  This is the aperitif that folks are enjoying on the piazzas of Italy. 

Bring a bit of Italy home with you.  I agree that it’s a great pre-dinner cocktail.

 

Two hands holding a wine glass filled with wine cocktail

 

It’s lighter in alcohol than than the average cocktail so it won’t ruin dinner.

My mom served it to me during a recent trip to visit the folks this summer on the Outer Banks in North Carolina. We enjoyed it on the decks overlooking the ocean.

If I can’t be in Italy to enjoy this cocktail, then the beach is the next best place to be. Wouldn’t you agree?

This cocktail is as good as our old standby, Orange Hemingways. Have you tried one of those cocktails?

But for this one, imagine a bubbly concoction of sparkling Prosecco white wine paired with soda water with the underlying flavor of oranges, herbs and spices. Yes, I loved it!

 

Overhead view of two wine glasses filled with aperol spritzers on a platter

 

It’s not new. In fact, it’s Aperol’s classic cocktail.

But it’s new to me. Have you heard of an Aperol Spritz?

What does Aperol taste like?

Aperol, produced by Campari, is “bright orange in colour, it has a unique taste, thanks to the secret recipe, which has never been changed, with infusions of selected ingredients including bitter and sweet oranges and many other herbs (including rhubarb) and roots in perfect proportions.”

 

Front view of a bottle of Aperol with a glass of spritzer

 

How to make Italian Aperol Spritzers

The recipe is listed on the back of the Aperol liqueur bottle and requires just a few ingredients. This light and sparkling cocktail goes down easy.

Prosecco is not pricey but be sure to get a good bottle of the bubbly. A bottle of Aperol was under $20 and I found it with all the other liqueurs. We used Perrier but any club or soda water would do.

Freshly sliced oranges garnish the rim and add a little extra sweetness to the drink.

Now I like to experiment with cocktails but I don’t have a full bar in my house. A few bottles of liquor, some specialty liqueurs and a variety of wines are stocked.

For this recipe, all I needed was the Aperol. I had the other ingredients on hand.

I can’t wait to share this recipe with my neighbors and friends. It’s possible that I may even ask for this cocktail next time I’m out for dinner.

I wonder if the bar will have it? Afterall, I’m not in Italy!

 

Front view of two glasses of Aperol cocktails

 

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Italian Aperol Spritzers

Perfect for Mother's Day or a bridal shower, these Italian Aperol Spritzers taste refreshing and are the perfect cocktail to celebrate any occasion.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Italian Aperol Spritzers
Servings: 1
Author: Ali Randall

Ingredients

  • 3 parts Prosecco or other sparkling white wine
  • 2 parts Aperol
  • 1 splash of Perrier or other soda water
  • Orange slices
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  • Place ice cubes in a glass followed by an orange slice. Add 3 parts Prosecco and 2 parts Aperol. Top with Perrier or other soda water. Garnish with an orange slice and enjoy.

 Italian Aperol Spritzers | Imagine a bubbly concoction of sparkling Prosecco white wine paired with soda water with the underlying flavor of oranges, herbs and spices.

 

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #homeandplate. I’d love to see what you cook!

 


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