What cocktails can I make that are low alcohol, on the sweeter side, with Aperol?

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Based on your preferences for a low-alcohol, sweeter cocktail that features Aperol, the Spritz Al Bitter and the Aperol Spritz are excellent choices. Both of these cocktails are well-suited to your taste for something light and refreshing with a touch of sweetness. The Spritz Al Bitter is a delightful low-alcohol cocktail with an alcohol content of just 9%. This drink offers a unique blend of soda water, Champagne or prosecco, and Campari, making it moderately sweet with a hint of bitterness from the Campari. The effervescent quality from the soda water and Champagne gives it a light and bubbly texture, perfect for a pre-dinner aperitif or enjoying on a warm day. Alternatively, the Aperol Spritz is another classic choice with an alcohol content of 13.29%. This cocktail balances the bittersweet orange flavors of Aperol with the light, bubbly qualities of prosecco and a dash of soda water. Its vibrant orange color and sweet, tangy flavor make it a favorite for those who enjoy a slightly bitter yet sweet drink. The popularity of the Aperol Spritz has soared in recent years, making it a trendy and sophisticated option for social gatherings or casual sipping. Both of these drinks embrace the essence of Italian aperitivo culture and provide that perfect mix of sweetness, low-alcohol content, and refreshing feel you're looking for.

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You asked: Low-alcohol Aperol cocktails. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Milano Torino

The Milano Torino is a classic Italian cocktail with a rich history, bringing together the best of both cities it's...

Aperol (30ml), Red vermouth (30ml)

2 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Spritz Al Bitter

Spritz Al Bitter is a light and refreshing cocktail that originated in Italy. Its name comes from the main ingredient,...

Soda water (20ml), Champagne / prosecco (60ml), Campari (40ml)

3 ingredients
4.57 / 5

Aperol Sour #2

The Aperol Sour #2 is a vibrant and citrus-forward cocktail that features a harmonious blend of tangy lemon juice, sweet...

Lemon Juice (30ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Orange Bitters (Dash), Orange liqueur (60ml)

4 ingredients
4.46 / 5

Aperol Sour

The Aperol Sour cocktail is a vibrant and tangy drink, perfect for those who enjoy a bitter yet refreshingly sweet...

Lemon Juice (30ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Aperol (60ml)

3 ingredients
4.38 / 5

Aperol Spritz

The Aperol Spritz is a classic Italian cocktail that has gained widespread popularity in recent years. Hailing from Venice, Italy,...

Soda water (Dash), Champagne / prosecco (60ml), Orange liqueur (45ml)

3 ingredients
4.37 / 5

Intro to Aperol

The Intro to Aperol cocktail is a vibrant and citrus-forward drink that showcases the unique flavors of Aperol, a bitter...

Lemon Juice (22.5ml), Gin (30ml), Sugar Syrup (7.5ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Aperol (60ml)

5 ingredients
4.37 / 5

Summer Negroni

The Summer Negroni is a refreshing twist on the classic Negroni cocktail, trading the traditional ingredients for a lighter, more...

Gin (45ml), Lillet Blanc (45ml), Aperol (45ml)

3 ingredients
4.33 / 5

Spritz Veneziano

Spritz Veneziano is a classic Italian cocktail that originated in Venice, Italy in the 19th century. It is a refreshing...

Soda water (Splash), Champagne / prosecco (60ml), Aperol (40ml)

3 ingredients
4.2 / 5

Aperol Fizz

A nice alternative to the Aperol Spritz, this drink has quite an intense grapefruit flavour though none is added.

Lemon (60ml), Soda water (Dash), Sugar Syrup (30ml), Egg (1 egg white), Aperol (120ml)

5 ingredients
3.9 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What is Aperol?

Aperol is an Italian aperitif made from a blend of botanicals, including bitter orange, rhubarb, and various herbs. It has a bittersweet flavor and a bright orange color.

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Are there low-alcohol cocktails that use Aperol?

Yes, low-alcohol cocktails using Aperol include the Aperol Spritz and the Spritz Al Bitter, both of which offer a refreshing and slightly sweet taste with a lower alcohol content.

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How do you make an Aperol Spritz?

To make an Aperol Spritz, combine 60ml of Aperol, 90ml of prosecco, and a dash of soda water in a glass filled with ice. Stir gently and garnish with an orange slice.

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What does an Aperol Spritz taste like?

An Aperol Spritz has a bittersweet flavor with notes of orange and herbs, balanced by the bubbly and slightly dry taste of prosecco and a splash of soda water.

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Can I use other sparkling wines instead of prosecco in an Aperol Spritz?

Yes, you can use other sparkling wines such as Champagne or cava to make an Aperol Spritz, but prosecco is the traditional choice and complements Aperol's flavors well.

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