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Three Aperol Spritz cocktails.

Aperol Spritz

The classic Aperol Spritz is a refreshing aperitif cocktail that combines bright orange Aperol liqueur and dry sparkling wine.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 175kcal


  • 3 ounces dry sparkling wine such as Cava or Prosecco (1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 ounces Aperol (1/4 cup, see note 1)
  • 1 ounce soda water or club soda (2 tablespoons)
  • 1 strip orange peel or two green olives, for garnish


  • Fill a chilled wine glass halfway with ice. Add sparkling wine and Aperol.
  • Top with seltzer water. Using a bar spoon, gently pull up and stir wine mixture to top to combine. Top with additional ice and garnish with orange peel or two green olives.


  1. Aperol: A bright orange, bitter Italian liqueur with a low (11%) alcohol content with notes of orange peel and herbs.
  2. Yield: This recipe makes 1 cocktail.
  3. Glassware: The Aperol Spritz is traditionally made in a stemmed wine glass. For a more modern look, choose an angled wine glass.
  4. Big batch: To make a batch of 8 cocktails, combine 24 ounces (3 cups) Prosecco, 16 ounces (2 cups) Aperol, and 8 ounces (1 cup) soda water in a pitcher. Have ice, glassware, and garnishes on hand so guests can help themselves.
  5. Spritz Veneziano: A group of wine-based aperitif cocktails made with prosecco, digestive bitters, and soda water, of which the Aperol Spritz is one. Other Spritz Veneziano cocktails feature Campari or Select liqueurs.


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg