Aperol Spritz / Aperitivo Spritz
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Aperol Spritz / Aperitivo Spritz
Cocktail recipe

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4.07 / 5
The Aperol Spritz, also known as Aperitivo Spritz, is a refreshingly light and vibrant cocktail, synonymous with the laid-back Italian lifestyle. Originating from Italy, this effervescent drink combines the bittersweet ... more The Aperol Spritz, also known as Aperitivo Spritz, is a refreshingly light and vibrant cocktail, synonymous with the laid-back Italian lifestyle. Originating from Italy, this effervescent drink combines the bittersweet orange flavors of Aperol with the crisp, bubbly notes of prosecco, topped off with a splash of soda water for added zing. Served in a cocktail glass, it's the quintessential summer beverage that captures the essence of an Italian sunset. Its vibrant orange hue, combined with a blend of sweet and bitter flavors, makes the Aperol Spritz a favorite among those seeking a zestful yet easy-to-sip cocktail option. Perfect for social gatherings or a relaxing evening, it's a staple at brunches and aperitivo hours around the globe.
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Aperol
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9.67% | 1.74 units *
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Classic

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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90ml 3.04oz 9cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
60ml 2oz 6cl

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Aperol Spritz dances a delicate balance of bittersweet and effervescent, capturing the spirit of an Italian evening in every sip. The marriage of Aperol's herbal-citrus punch with the crisp, popping prosecco, smoothed over with a dash of soda water, creates a refreshing, visually striking cocktail that's both chic and unassumingly complex.

Method
How to make a Aperol Spritz / Aperitivo Spritz

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Start by filling your glass halfway with ice cubes to keep your drink cool
Next, gently pour your chosen ingredients over the ice in the glass, ensuring a smooth blend


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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Aperol Spritz?

The Aperol Spritz, also known as Aperitivo Spritz, traces its roots back to Northern Italy in the early 20th century. It gained popularity as a refreshing, slightly bitter, and fizzy aperitif that is traditionally consumed before meals to stimulate the appetite.

FAQ

Why is the Aperol Spritz considered a perfect aperitif?

The Aperol Spritz is considered an ideal aperitif due to its unique blend of flavors, including the sweet and bitter taste of Aperol, the effervescence of prosecco, and the slight sparkle of soda water. This combination is not only refreshing but also stimulates the palate, preparing it for the meal to come.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different sparkling wine instead of Prosecco in an Aperol Spritz?

While the classic recipe calls for Prosecco, you can use other types of sparkling wine as a substitute. However, this might slightly alter the taste profile. Prosecco is preferred for its fruit-forward and light floral notes that complement the Aperol well. If substituting, look for a dry, crisp sparkling wine to maintain the balance of flavors.

FAQ

Is there a specific type of glass recommended for an Aperol Spritz?

Traditionally, an Aperol Spritz is served in a large wine glass, sometimes referred to as a balloon glass. This allows for the proper mixing of its components and enhances the aromatic experience. However, using a cocktail glass, as mentioned, can also work well, especially for presentation.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I adjust the Aperol Spritz to make it less alcoholic?

To make an Aperol Spritz less alcoholic without sacrificing its distinctive taste, you can reduce the amount of Prosecco and Aperol while increasing the soda water accordingly. This adjustment retains the beverage's character but lowers its overall alcohol content, allowing for a lighter version.

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