Aperol Spritz, My favorite summer drink

The Aperol Spritz is a classic Italian cocktail that's both refreshing and easy to make. It's perfect for sipping on a warm day or enjoying as an aperitif before dinner.
Adding a slice of orange to a glass with aperol spritz

About this recipe

Aperol is a bitter Italian aperitif made with gentian, rhubarb and cinchona, among other ingredients. It has a striking orange color. Its name comes from “apero”, a colloquial French word for appetizer.

The Aperol Spritz drink is an Italian delicacy that consists of a mixture of Prosecco, soda, ice, a slice of orange and, of course, Aperol.

How does it taste?

I love this drink so much during the summer, in fact, when summer traveling it is my prefered drink. This drink has a delicate flavor with a hint of citrus and is perfect to enjoy in the warmth of summer days.

empty wine glass, soda bottle, aperol bottles and proseco bottle


Aperol, Prosecco or sparkling wine, mineral water or soda.

Finish with some orange slices for a modern and fun decoration.

How to prepare an Aperol Spritz

Start your Aperol Spritz cocktail using two parts Aperol, three parts Prosecco and one part soda. This base mix will give you that refreshing taste that makes Aperol Spritz unique.

If you want to give it a more bitter taste, add a few drops of bitters to balance the sweet flavors of this drink. I don’t use it, I feel that with the orange slice the flavors are perfect.

Variations of the classic aperol spritz

Aperol Spritz is also an extremely versatile drink. You can change the flavors according to your taste or combine them to obtain a unique flavor.

For example, an alternative to sparkling wine is an Aperol Spritz made with rosé wine for a sweet and aromatic touch. Or try adding a little lemon to increase the acidity.

Classic Aperol Spritz is the simplest variation to make an Aperol Spritz. It requires only Aperol, Prosecco and sparkling water for a simple but delicious mix.

Do you want a different touch? Then you can prepare a drink with light white wine, Cointreau and orange soda to give it an exotic and sweet touch.

Then why not try a “Strawberry Aperol Spritz” for something different? This one combines the classic base of Aperol, Prosecco and soda, with crushed strawberries to add a slightly sweet flavor to the mix.

Or if you like more citrus fruits? Then the “Lemon Spritz” is ideal, with its mix of Aperol, Prosecco, lemon juice, simple sugar and sparkling water or Sprite.

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Aperol Spritz

Alejandra Graf
The Aperol Spritz is a classic Italian cocktail that’s both refreshing and easy to make. It’s perfect for sipping on a warm day or enjoying as an aperitif before dinner.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
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Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drink
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 serving
Calories 216 kcal


  • 3 parts Prosecco or another dry sparkling wine
  • 2 parts Aperol
  • 1 part soda water club soda
  • Ice
  • Orange slice for garnish


  • Fill a wine glass or large tumbler with ice.
  • Pour in the Prosecco, followed by the Aperol. Try to maintain the 3:2 ratio for a well-balanced flavor.
  • Top the drink off with a splash of soda water.
  • Stir gently to mix the ingredients, being careful not to disturb the bubbles in the sparkling wine.
  • Garnish with an orange slice, either on the rim of the glass or directly in the drink.


Remember to serve the Aperol Spritz cold, and adjust the ratio of ingredients to suit your taste preferences if desired. Cheers!
Make an aperol spritz pitcher using the same ration but in lager quantities.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 216kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 92mgSugar: 19gCalcium: 12mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword prosecco


Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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