Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz Ingredients

 

These cocktails require four basic ingredients, plus ice. 

1) Aperol

Only Aperol will do here. Aperol is a bright orange apéritif. The brand describes the flavors as, “zesty orange with complex herbal scents harmonized with a touch of vanilla.” Look for Aperol near the liqueurs or amaros at the liquor store.

2) Prosecco

Prosecco is an inexpensive Italian sparkling wine similar to Spanish Cava or French Champagne. I recommend choosing a dry (brut) Prosecco so you drink doesn’t turn out too syrupy or sweet. Good choices range from 12 to 18 dollars.

3) Club soda

For some fizzy dilution. Any unflavored sparkling water will work. I keep cans of sparkling water in my pantry for this purpose.

4) Slice of fresh orange

You can skip this if you don’t have it, but an orange slice is the classic garnish for an Aperol spritz.

 

How to Make an Aperol Spritz

Aperol spritz cocktails are unbelievably easy to make. No cocktail shaker or fancy equipment required!

You’ll simply fill a wine glass with ice, then add Aperol, Prosecco, club soda and a slice of orange.