Aperol Spritz Recipe

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Cocktail Type


Great for

After Work



Festive 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!  



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


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


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



1 Person

2.5 Oz

75 Ml

2.5 Parts

1.5 Oz

45 Ml

1.5 Parts

1 Oz

30 Ml

1 Parts

Club soda
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 

Aperol Spritz recipe

Fall in love with this Italian classic aperitivo! With only three ingredients — Aperol, Prosecco, and soda water— this is one of the easiest cocktail recipes to master, leaving you with plenty of time to relax with your friends on a warm afternoon. 

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 are a few of our favorites:

  • Grapefruit soda, Prosecco, and tonic water
  • For beer fans: add some Aperol to your favorite beer 
  • Gin, club soda, simple 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. In case 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 flavor with a pleasantly bitter aftertaste. Campari, on the other hand, 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, rather 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 flavors 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. 

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To make the best Aperol Spritz, use decent prosecco and stick to the recipe.

An Aperol Spritz recipe ingredients are prosecco, Aperol, club soda and fresh sliced orange for garnish.

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.