Ingredients

  • 60ml prosecco
  • 40ml Aperol
  • 20ml soda water

Process Steps

  1. Pour the prosecco, then the aperol, then the soda water into a wine glass over cubed ice
  2. Garnish with an orange slice

An Aperol Spritz is a wine-based drink made with Prosecco, a bitter liqueur such as Aperol, and club soda. It is typically served over ice in a wine glass, martini glass, or lowball glass, and garnished with an orange slice. The Aperol is responsible for the drink's characteristic orange colour and bitter orange flavour. The Spritz cocktail drink is usually bitter and contains less alcohol than a standard cocktail, making it the perfect compliment to salty appetisers.
Silvio and Luigi Barbieri created the Aperol Spritz in the 19th century, while the Italian city of Padua was under the administration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. When Austro-Hungarian soldiers experienced Italian wines for the first time, they found them too potent and diluted them with water. As a result, the Spritz was created, and has since spread throughout Europe. The beauty of Spritz cocktails is that they are neither overly sweet nor overly acidic. The sweetness of the Prosecco and tartness of the Aperol balance each other out to create a zesty, effervescent, refreshing beverage that complements almost any meal. The Aperol Spritz is best recommended to those who prefer their drinks sweet, yet with a bitter aftertaste.

What are the ingredients for an Aperol Spritz?

Listed below are the ingredients for an Aperol Spritz cocktail.

  • 60ml prosecco: Prosecco is an Italian sparkling white wine akin to champagne. It is made from green Glera grapes and a balance of other grapes, according to the winemaker's tastes.
  • 40ml Aperol: Aperol is a bittersweet, orange apéritif with 11% alcohol content by volume. Aperol, like other apéritifs, is usually drunk before dinner to enhance the appetite. Aperol is known for being the main ingredient in the Aperol Spritz.
  • 20ml club soda: Carbonated water combined with minerals creates club soda.

1. 60ml prosecco

An Aperol Spritz needs Prosecco, which has a light and fruity flavour that makes it easy and refreshing to drink. 60ml of Prosecco added to the Spritz cocktail drink contains 12% alcohol by volume and 90 calories.

2. 40ml Aperol

Aperol is a must-have ingredient in cocktail drinks because it increases the drink's visual appeal while providing just the right amount of bittersweetness to balance out any mixture. It has an average of 11% alcohol by volume and 85 calories.

3. 20ml club soda

An Aperol Spritz would be incomplete without club soda. Due to its salty and slightly sweet flavour, it is a good mixer for a wide range of drinks. Club soda contains no alcohol or calories. It is simply carbonated water with the addition of minerals.

How to make an Aperol Spritz?

Preparing an Aperol Spritz has never been easier thanks to this recipe, so don't miss it and make the most out of your cocktail!

1. Pour the prosecco, then the Aperol, then the soda water into a wine glass over cubed ice.
2. Garnish with an orange slice.

1. Pour the prosecco, then the Aperol, then the soda water into a wine glass over cubed ice.

Take a wine glass that holds at least 8 to 10 ounces (236 to 295 ml) of liquid and add an ice cube to it. Then, into the ice-filled wine glass, add 60ml of chilled Prosecco. Pour 40ml Aperol and 20ml club soda over it immediately. It is necessary to follow these steps in order to balance out the flavours in the cocktail.

2. Garnish with an orange slice.

Stir the cocktail with a bar spoon until well mixed. Then, right before serving, add 1 orange slice directly to the cocktail. Alternatively, an orange wedge can be placed on the rim of the wine glass. It is necessary to follow this step as it will offer a zesty sweetness to the cocktail that will counterbalance the Aperol's bitterness.

What nutritional benefit can you get from drinking an Aperol Spritz?

The Aperol Spritz offers a number of nutritional benefits. Aside from having a low calorie count, the cocktail stimulates the appetite, enhances flavours in a meal, and aids in digestion. In terms of the individual components that make up an Aperol Spritz, the amount of calories included in Prosecco is 40, the amount contained in Aperol is 85, and the amount contained in soda is 0; this results in a total of 125 calories in a typical Aperol Spritz.

What are the different variations of Aperol Spritz?

There are multiple variations of the Aperol Spritz cocktail drink, including Amalfi Spritz, Spritz Through Summer, Where the Man-Go Spritz, Summer of the Spritz, ST-Germain Spritz, Belvedere Spritz, Cherry Lie Tequila Spritz, Rosa Rubino, and Bicicletta. To variate a Spritz cocktail drink, the bartender should change some of the ingredients. The ingredients to use are 4 oz (114 ml) of dry wine, 2 oz (57 ml) of soda water, 1/2 oz (14 ml) lemon syrup, and a garnish of seasonal citrus, herbs, or fruit. The process of making this varied Spritz is the same as the original Aperol Spritz. Combine the ingredients in a wine glass with ice and top with the garnish. Some similar drinks to the Aperol Spritz are Bellini, Rossini, Negroni, Boulevardier, Campari Soda, Garibaldi, Americano, Averna Limonata, and Negroni Bianco.

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