Aperol Spritz Veneziano

The aperol spritz, or spritz veneziano, is classic Italian cocktail made with prosecco, Aperol and club soda. This light, bubbly cocktail is refreshing and sweet, making it a great option for a summer afternoon in the sun.

The aperol spritz, or spritz veneziano, is classic Italian cocktail made with prosecco, Aperol and club soda. This light, bubbly cocktail is refreshing and sweet, making it a great option for a summer afternoon in the sun.

A wine glass with an aperol spritz on ice garnished with an orange slice.

What you will love about the Aperol spritz

  • This wine based cocktail is a classic for a reason, and this it’s loved internationally. If you’ve never tried Aperol, this is the way to do it.
  • Similar to a bicicletta, this wine based cocktail is light and lower in alcohol content, which makes it a great daytime drink.
Some wine glasses with aperol spritz on ice garnished with an orange slices, with a bottle of aperol off to the side.

Here’s what you’ll need to make them

A close up of an aperol spritz in a wine glass on ice with an orange wedge for garnish.

How to make an Aperol spritz

Mix your drink. Fill wine glass with ice, and add 2 ounces Aperol and 3 ounces prosecco to the glass. Stir gently to combine, then top with club soda.

Garnish and serve. Add an orange slice and serve immediately.

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Aperol spritz: frequently asked questions

What kind of alcohol is Aperol?

Aperol is a vibrant Italian liqueur, that boasts a bittersweet orange taste. It is traditionally served for sipping with appetizers or small plates, though it has become more famous in recent years for this light and bubbly cocktail.

How long does Aperol last once opened?

If you store it properly, in the fridge once opened, then it should last you about 3 months.

What can you substitute for Aperol?

Campari can be used as a substitute though it will not be as sweet of a cocktail.

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Aperol Spritz

The aperol spritz, or spritz veneziano, is classic Italian cocktail made with prosecco, Aperol and club soda. This light, bubbly cocktail is refreshing and sweet, making it a great option for a summer afternoon in the sun.

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 ounces prosecco
  • 2 ounces Aperol
  • Club soda
  • For garnish: orange slice

Instructions

  1. Fill a wine glass with ice.
  2. Add Aperol and prosecco, and gently stir to combine.
  3. Top with club soda and garnish with an orange slice.

Keywords: aperol spritz, prosecco spritz, wine cocktail, spritz veneziano, bitter cocktail

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