Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz

Ciao, dear cocktail enthusiasts!

Our Italian culinary journey has taken us through the diverse landscapes of pasta, seafood, meat, and desserts. Now, it’s time to venture into the captivating world of Italian cocktails. Whether you’re toasting the end of a long day, celebrating a special occasion, or simply savoring the moment, a well-crafted cocktail can be the perfect accompaniment.

Today, we’ll be exploring one of the most iconic Italian aperitivos – the Aperol Spritz. Originating in the Veneto region, the Aperol Spritz is a wonderfully balanced cocktail, with a blend of bitter and sweet flavors, complemented by the sparkle of Prosecco. Aperol, an Italian aperitif, is the star of the show, lending the cocktail its distinctive bright orange hue and bitter-sweet flavor.

An Aperol Spritz is perfect for any occasion – as an aperitivo before dinner, during a sunny brunch, or at a summer garden party. So, let’s step into our virtual bar and mix up our very own Aperol Spritz.

Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • handful ice cubes
  • 60 ml Prosecco
  • 40 ml Aperol
  • splash of soda water
  • slice of orange for garnish


  • Fill a wine glass halfway with ice cubes.
  • Pour in the Prosecco, followed by the Aperol. This is the traditional 3-2 rule: 3 parts Prosecco, 2 parts Aperol.
  • Add a splash of soda water.
  • Stir gently to mix, taking care to preserve the effervescence of the Prosecco.
  • Garnish the glass with a slice of orange.

And there you have it, a classic Aperol Spritz, an Italian aperitivo that’s as vibrant in taste as it is in appearance. The perfect accompaniment to any Italian feast, or simply to enjoy on its own. Until our next Italian culinary adventure, salute!

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