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If unfamiliar, Aperol is a low-alcohol, digestivo- a bitter liqueur made from herbs and flowers, originating from Italy in the early 1900's. It also known as an Amaro, in Italian. Similar to Campari, Cynar and Fernet-Branca, Aperol is a very common brand. There are many smaller labels of Amaros popping up with so much more complexity, even some state-side. So keep in mind, those of you who are cocktail connoisseurs, don't have to actually use Aperol, feel free to find one with a little more character, in fact this is what I plan to do when I get home. Aperol is a tad sweet for me, but perhaps okay for the younger palate. The drink is just most commonly known as an "Aperol Spritz", but I have no particular loyalties to Aperol itself.

Aperol Spritz Recipe

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Category: cocktail
  • Method: poured
  • Cuisine: Italian


How to make an Aperol Spritz! A refreshing summer cocktail served over ice perfect for hot summer nights!


  1. 34 ounces prosecco ( use a good quality brand)
  2. 12 ounces Aperol ( or sub a smaller, better brand of Amaro)
  3. Splash of club soda ( 1-2 ounces)
  4. Orange slices and mint
  5. other additions: frozen summer berries, mint or another fresh herb, a splash of bitters ( I like grapefruit)


  1. Fill a large wine glass with ice.
  2. Add 1/2 cup champagne or prosecco ( 4 ounces)
  3. Add 1/4 cup Aperol or equivalent  (2 ounces)
  4. Add a splash or up to a 1/4 cup of club soda ( 2 ounces)
  5. Garnish with orange slices, frozen berries, mint. For extra bitter, add a dash of bitters.


The better the prosecco, the better the drink. Try other Amaros- you don’t have to stick with Aperol if you like more complexity!

To make this into a punch for a gathering, mix:

  1. 1 bottle prosecco
  2. 10-12 ounces of Aperol or Amaro
  3. 1 cup of soda
  4. Taste and adjust flavor, adding more Aperol or soda if you like.
  5. add oranges slices and mint springs.
  6. Add ice right before serving or on the side!


  • Calories: 235

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