Classic Aperol Spritz Recipe

Prep Time Cook Time Serves
5m 1 cocktail

This aperitif cocktail is an Italian classic and still hugely popular in the spring and summer months. I am not sure how easy Aperol is to find in North America, but if you can get your hands on some, it is worth a try. Even though the color of the drink makes you think it is going to be sickly sweet, it is actually quite a bitter taste which is lovely as a before dinner drink.


  • 2 parts Aperol
  • 3 parts Prosecco or another kind of sparkling wine
  • Splash of soda or seltzer water
  • Orange slice for garnish, optional


Fill a wine glass with ice. Add the Aperol and the Prosecco. Top with a splash of soda water and garnish with an orange slice, if desired.