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
- Aperol 60ml
- prosecco 90ml, chilled
- sparkling water a splash
- orange slice to garnish
Try these Aperol spritz alternative recipes
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.
Check out our twist on a classic buck’s fizz using Aperol.