The Aperol Spritz is the quintessential Italian aperitivo. A cocktail that conjures images of street side cafes and rooftop terraces with views of cobblestoned streets, sprawling piazzas, or crystal blue waters.
Aperol is a slightly bitter, orange flavored liqueur that is paired with Prosecco or white wine and topped with club soda to make the famous spritz bearing its name. I prefer Gassosa, but if you're not in Italy this might be hard to find. Delightfully light and refreshing, an Aperol Spritz (or two!) is a perfect drink to have on a sunny day when you need a break from sightseeing, or just want to take a moment to watch the world go by. Whether you like it sparkling or still, with an afternoon snack or before dinner, this cocktail will become your go-to Italian aperitivo!
3 oz Aperol
3 oz Prosecco
1 oz Gassosa (or Club Soda)
Orange slices for garnish
Fill a glass half full with ice.
Pour Prosecco, then Aperol over the ice.
Add a splash of Gassosa or Club Soda.
Garnish with an orange slice.
Wine glass, or tall tumbler.
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