My 4-ingredient aperol spritz is bubbly, zesty, and refreshing! You don't need any special tools or skills, it takes seconds to make. I used some freshly squeezed orange juice from a cara cara orange to add some sweetness to counter the bitterness of the aperol. But any navel orange will work instead. Serve this cocktail before a meal with light Italian or Mediterranean-style nibbles (check out my ideas up in the post).
1 ½ouncesfresh orange juice,I used juice of 1 small cara cara orange, plus orange slices for garnish
3ounceschilled Aperol,2 shots
3ounceschilled dry prosecco,2 shots
Fill a wine goblet with ice nearly to the top.
Pour in the orange juice, Aperol, and prosecco.
Add an orange slice for garnish. Enjoy immediately!
Chill the prosecco and aperol: You don’t want the ice to dilute the drink too much or it will taste watered down, and having chilled ingredients will help.
Make one cocktail at a time: This recipe is best made one by one, instead of making a large batch. This makes a fresh fizzy drink as it is easier to control the amount of ice used. Make more as needed.
Use a dry prosecco: This is not supposed to be too sweet a cocktail. Any good wine shop or liquor store would be able to recommend the right prosecco (medium dry or dry would work). I find the squeezed orange juice tames the bitterness of aperol without making the drink too sweet.