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ITALIAN APEROL SPRITZ

ITALIAN APEROL SPRITZ

This take on a classic Italian Aperol Spritz is a bubbly, orange-flavored cocktail that’s light and fizzy with a slight bitter edge that finishes with the sweetness of blood orange soda.  It’s the perfect weekend libation when you want to do a bit of day drinking, but don’t want the intoxication that goes along with it.

I drank more than my fair share of aperol spritz cocktails while vacationing in Venice.  I loved them!  I continued my obsession while living in Houston and my favorite restaurant, Brasserie 19, would serve them.  A great Sunday afternoon with my girlfriends would include the Brasserie 19’s deviled eggs and a few Aperol spritzes.  Yum.

A perfect summertime cocktail - the Italian Aperol Spritz. Aperol liquor, prosecco, and blood orange soda makes for a delicious cocktail that is perfect for brunch.

I had forgotten how delicious these cocktails were until I noticed my favorite restaurant posting their Aperol spritz on Instagram.  Needless to say, it flung a craving on me and I had to indulge.

WHAT IS IN AN APEROL SPRITZ?

  • Aperol liquor
  • Prosecco – its a matter of taste of how sweet you want your prosecco
  • Club soda or blood orange soda
  • Orange slices as a garnish

A classic Aperol spritz is half Aperol and half prosecco, which is a bit strong for a daytime cocktail.  Most recipes add a splash of club soda.

In preparing to make this recipe, I came across a variation from my friend and fellow blogger, Allison from CelebratingSweets.Com using blood orange soda.  I was intrigued and beyond excited.  Let me tell you, she is brilliant and this addition makes for the best combination of sweet, and tangy, with just a hint of a bitter bite.  I’m a convert.  Thank you, Allison!!

APPETIZERS TO ENJOY WITH YOUR ITALIAN APEROL SPRITZ

A perfect summertime cocktail - the Italian Aperol Spritz. Aperol liquor, prosecco, and blood orange soda makes for a delicious cocktail that is perfect for brunch.

Add a few additional cocktail options for a party to remember.  Here are a few ideas:

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A perfect summertime cocktail - the Italian Aperol Spritz. Aperol liquor, prosecco, and blood orange soda makes for a delicious cocktail that is perfect for brunch.

ITALIAN APEROL SPRITZ


Description

This Italian Aperol Spritz is a perfect brunch cocktail.  Aperol, prosecco, and blood orange soda make a cocktail that is sweet, tangy, with a hint of bitterness.  Delicious.


Scale

Ingredients

1 part Aperol liqueur

2 parts Prosecco

1 part Blood orange soda or club soda

Slices of fresh orange, for garnish


Instructions

Fill a white wine glass with ice.

Pour in the Aperol, Prosecco, and soda.

Place a slice of orange on the rim of the glass.

Enjoy!


  • Category: Starters - Cocktails
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Italian Aperol spritz, cocktail recipes, Aperol recipes, Prosecco cocktails, drink recipes

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