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Aperol spritz

  • serves 1
  • Easy

Whip up this classic Italian aperitif in minutes, then try our clever twists on the spritz for summer drinking

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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

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Ingredients

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

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.

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