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Mix up a refreshing Aperol spritz, then also check out more easy summer cocktails, including sex on the beach, daiquiri, tequila sunrise and a blue lagoon. Also get more inspiration for party drinks from our collection of prosecco cocktails, including a fruity bellini and Aperol mimosa.

What is an Aperol spritz?

This slightly bitter, vibrantly hued drink has been a staple aperitif in Italy since the 1950s but has exploded in global popularity in the past few years.

How to make an Aperol spritz

Make sure you use a good-quality prosecco, and just a dash of soda water. Serve your Aperol spritz immediately, before the ice melts and dilutes the drink.


Aperol spritz recipe

Ingredients

  • 60ml Aperol
  • 90ml prosecco, chilled
  • a splash sparkling water
  • to garnish orange slice

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put some ice in a chilled large wine glass or tumbler, and pour over the Aperol, followed by the prosecco and the sparkling water. Stir briefly and serve with a slice of orange.

Try these Aperol spritz alternative recipes

Cynar spritz

Swap the Aperol for 60ml of Cynar and garnish with an olive for an earthier take on a spritz. Other bitter aperitifs such as Campari or Suze also work well.

Beer Aperol spritz

Add some ice to a collins glass and pour over 50ml of Aperol. Top up with either a citrussy IPA or Belgian-style wheat beer, stir briefly and garnish with a slice of orange.

Aperol mimosa

Check out our twist on a classic buck’s fizz using Aperol.

Mimosa Cocktail Recipe
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