One sip of this cheerful bright orange cocktail will transport you to a terrace in the midst of a Mediterranean summer. Created in Venice in 1920, it’s bubbly and refreshing and comprises of prosecco, Aperol, and soda water. Aperol is a beautiful bright orange apéritif—it’s zesty orange with complex herbal scents harmonized with a touch of grapefruit-rind bitterness.
Best enjoyed during aperitivo hour, when celebrating the end of the workday with friends. It’s low in alcohol, easy to drink and has a zesty deep orange color that calls to mind a sunset on a hot summer night.
How to make an aperol spritz
– Simply fill a wine glass with ice
– Add 1 1/4 oz Aperol
– 2 oz Prosecco
– A splash of soda water
– Garnish with a slice of orange or lemon.