I don’t go out much any more. I’m a big saddo. But if I did then I’d probably have known that an Aperol Spritz cocktail has become very popular this year. I’d actually never even heard of Aperol until recently and had no idea what it is. But this cocktail has been popular for years in Europe and this year everyone who’s anyone has started drinking it here too.
Aperol is an aperitif from Italy that has been around since 1919 and has never been changed since then. It is a blend of bitter and sweet oranges, rhubarb, and other herbs and roots. The most popular way to drink it is as a cocktail, the Aperol Spritz. It’s a really simple one to make and just contains Aperol, Prosecco, Soda, ice and orange slices.
The Aperol Spritz is super easy to make; all you have to do is get a large wine glass, throw in some ice, add 3 parts Prosecco, 2 parts Aperol, a splash of soda, and then throw in some orange slices. I think it’s one of those that’s good to adjust to your personal taste though. I added a bit more Prosecco (always the right thing to do), and then a touch more Aperol and I liked it with lots of orange in it.
It’s sweet but not too sweet (I don’t like things being too sweet) and is really refreshing. It would be especially lovely in the summer but is nice anytime.
You can watch the video on how to make the perfect Aperol Spritz here:
Have you ever tried an Aperol Spritz? Does it sound like something you would like?
This is a collaboration post with Aperol Spritz.