How to make an Aperol Spritz

How to make an Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritzes seem to be THE drink of the summer this year. Last year they were a super niche drink, sipped on by connoisseurs of Italian delights, and suddenly this summer, they are everywhere. We’ve been having a great time sipping on them at parties all season, so we thought we’d make some for ourselves at home. And guess what? They’re about as easy a cocktail as you’ll ever make. No shaking. No blending. No thinking, really.

How to make an Aperol Spritz

Aperol comes from the Padua region of Italy and is an orange-based liqueur. It’s not sweet like Cointreau though – it’s got a beautiful bitter quality to it. And it’s not strong so you can go easy and still feel fresh – or you can just drink more of them before you need a lie down. Your choice.

And a piece of trivia: Aperol is the official spirits partner of Manchester United. Because every sporting team needs an official spirits partner. #whatthefuckiswrongwiththeworld

Here’s how you do it.

How to make an Aperol Spritz

To a glass with ice add:

  • 3 parts prosecco
  • 2 parts Aperol
  • 1 part soda.

Add a wedge of orange and a sprig of thyme if you’re feeling fancy or you want to impress someone. Drink out of a crazy straw if you’re alone and want to have a great time.

That’s it. Super simple, right?

How to make an Aperol SpritzHow to make an Aperol Spritz

Are you an Aperol fan? Share your variations with us in the comments below.


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Carolyn is the editorial director of Champagne Cartel and a freelance writer. In her spare time she is a long-distance runner, peanut butter enthusiast, and single mum to three incredible humans.


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