Aperol Spritz Recipe

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Aperol Spritz cocktails

This Aperol Spritz recipe is easy to master, and the resulting drink is everything  you’d want on a warm summer’s afternoon. But it’s about more than the refreshing taste – it’s an Italian way of life, deeply rooted in their love for slow living.    

Get in on this popular after-work tradition and recreate a bit of Italy in your own backyard. We suggest pairing your Aperol Spritz recipe with a cheese platter and cured meats for the ultimate aperitivo-hour!  

Slowing down and relaxing doesn’t get more delicious than this.   

Aperol Spritz Recipe

Fall in love with this classic Italian aperitivo! With only three ingredients for Aperol Spritz, the recipe is easy to master, leaving you with plenty of time to relax with your friends on a warm afternoon.   



For the best Aperol Spritz, use an extra brut prosecco.


To bump up the bitter flavour, use Campari instead of Aperol.


Aperol can also be enjoyed neat, poured over ice. Delicious!



1 Person

75 Ml

2.5 Oz

2.5 Parts

50 Ml

1.67 Oz

1.67 Parts

25 Ml

0.83 Oz

0.83 Parts

Soda water
Fresh orange slice to garnish


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Fill a white wine glass with ice 


Pour in the Prosecco 


Followed by the Aperol  


Top with a splash of soda 


Garnish with a slice of orange 

What to mix with Aperol

One of the hero ingredients for Aperol Spritz is the Italian Prosecco you’re adding. Aperol is an exciting ingredient that pairs well with loads of other beverages. Here’s a list of a few favourites.   

  • Grapefruit soda, prosecco and tonic water.  
  • For beer fans: Add some Aperol to your favourite beer.  
  • Gin, club soda, sugar syrup and lime juice.  
  • Amaro and bourbon to make a Paper Plane Cocktail 
  • Make an Aperol Cosmopolitan by replacing the triple sec and cranberry juice with Aperol.  
  • Give your Negroni an Aperol twist by replacing the Campari and adding equal parts gin and dry vermouth.   
  • Enjoy Aperol on the rocks. It’s a super tasty sipper all by itself.  

And if you love the taste of bitter drinks, learn more about the fascinating world of bitters and cocktails. 

Is an Aperol Spritz a low ABV drink?

The best thing about the Aperol Spritz recipe is that the ingredients make for a low-alcohol drink. If you didn’t know, low-alcohol cocktails are trending right now, and you want to get in on the action. Because the Aperol Spritz is traditionally enjoyed before dinner, the low ABV means your friends can enjoy more than one and still get home on time for dinner (with their feet firmly planted on the ground).   

Is Aperol similar to Campari?

Aperol and Campari are pretty interchangeable when using them in cocktails. Aperol is bright orange with a low ABV of 11%. Taste-wise, Aperol has an intense, long-lasting orange flavour with a pleasantly bitter aftertaste. On the other hand, Campari is bright red in appearance and is higher in alcohol at 20.5 – 28.5%, depending on which country you’re in. Campari is more bitter than Aperol, with strong notes of herbs, wood and orange. If you want something lighter instead, reach for the Aperol.  

What does Aperol taste like?

Aperol is a slightly smoother alternative to Campari and is sweeter and more balanced. It has intense flavours of sweet and zesty orange, tart rhubarb, bitter cinchona and the woody earthiness of gentian. Every ingredient is perfectly balanced to create a delicate drink profile that is bittersweet and elegant enough to enjoy on its own poured over ice during Aperitivo-hour. 


Aperol is an exciting ingredient that pairs well with loads of other beverages. Mix it with grapefruit, prosecco and tonic water for a refreshing low ABV cocktail, add it to your favourite beer for a fun and fragrant twist, or enjoy it neat over ice.

Ingredients for Aperol Spritz include prosecco, Aperol and soda water. Pour it on ice and garnish with a fresh slice of orange.

Aperol and Campari are pretty interchangeable when using them in cocktails. Aperol is slightly smoother and lower in alcohol, while Campari is stronger and slightly more bitter.

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