Italian Aperol Spritz Recipe

Lake Como Bellano lakeside drinks
A visit to Lake Como, Italy is only complete when watching the sunset with an Aperol Spritz or glass of prosecco in hand. Perfection!

Aperol is a bittersweet botanical liqueur. It tastes a bit like bitter orange, and for some, the bitter flavor is a bit much, so you can reduce the ratio of Aperol to prosecco in this cocktail. Or skip the Aperol and just drink prosecco. 😉

The Aperol Spritz is an Italian staple of after-work drinks and is the perfect summer cocktail. Best enjoyed at a lakeside bar on Lake Como, of course.

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Aperol Spritz Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • 3 ounces prosecco
  • 1 to 3 ounces Aperol (you decide how much bitter flavor you prefer)
  • 1 ounce club soda (or sparkling mineral water)
  • optional: orange slice for garnish


    Add ice to a glass.
    Pour prosecco, Aperol, and club soda over ice. Stir.
    Garnish with an orange slice.

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    Aperol bottles

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