The Aperol Spritz is a fruity, refreshing cocktail that is often served as an aperitif. The drink tastes refreshingly mild and is in direct competition with the Hugo. It can be drunk perfectly in spring and summer. We show you how to prepare the perfect Aperol Spritz cocktail at home with just three ingredients! Have fun discovering the recipe and enjoying the cocktail!
Aperol Spritz Cocktail Recipe
- 6 cl sparkling wine or prosecco
- 4 cl Aperol (bitter aperitif)
- 4 cl soda water
Step by Step Guide
- Pour the Prosecco and Aperol into a wine glass.
Add a few ice cubes to the glass and stir the mixture gently with a bar spoon.
- Add the soda water.
- Grain (with a slice of orange) and serve or enjoy by yourself!
The Aperol Spritz is one of the most popular aperitifs. What many people don’t know: The cocktail is easy to prepare. To make it, simply pour Prosecco (or sparkling wine) and Aperol into a wine glass one after the other. Then add a few ice cubes to the glass and carefully stir the ingredients with a bar spoon. Now pour in the soda water and add an orange slice as a garnish. Then you can serve the Aperol Spritz to your guests, friends or family.
- Bar spoon
- Wine glass
Taste profile of the Aperol Spritz
The Apero Spritz tastes refreshingly fruity and tart. If you are looking for a sweet aperitif, you should rather prepare the Mimosa, Bellini, Hugo or the French 75. The pleasantly tart aromas of the bitter aperitif stimulate the appetite. Nevertheless, the cocktail is rather mild and fruity. Try the drink yourself and convince yourself of its special taste profile..
Already a classic
The “original recipe” of the Aperol Spritz is said to have originated sometime in the 1940s or 1950s. After that, however, it was almost exclusively known and popular in Italy. There, people enjoyed Aperol Spritz almost at any time of day and on any day of the week to refresh themselves. Due to increasing globalisation and the internet, the aperitif quickly spread all over the world. Today, the cocktail can be ordered in almost every bar and restaurant. The Hugo Aperitif was invented as a reaction to the Aperol Spritz. You can find out more about it on our Hugo page. The Italian drink refreshes people all over the world in summer and autumn.
The Marketing Clou
For the manufacturer, the drink “Aperol Spritz” was an absolute marketing stunt. This drink made the bitter aperitif producer famous all over the world. In the meantime, it can even compete with Campari, at least in terms of sales figures. These two manufacturers are also similar in taste. What’s more, they both come from Italy. You have to decide for yourself whether you prefer to use Aperol or Campari in mixed drinks such as Americano, Negroni and Aperol Spritz. We can recommend both manufacturers.
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Aperol Spritz - FAQ
What is an Aperol Spritz?
An Aperol Spritz is one of the most popular and well-known aperitifs of all. The drink is easy to prepare and has a pleasant taste. Similar to the Ballini, French 75 or Mimosa, this aperitif is often served at receptions or as a welcome drink at weddings.
How do you prepare it?
To make it, simply pour Prosecco and Aperol one after the other into a wine glass. Then fill the glass with a little soda water and grain the drink with an orange slice. Then you can strain the drink, serve it or enjoy it yourself.
Do you use sparkling wine, prosecco or champagne in the preparation?
We can’t quite answer this question. In our recipe we use prosecco. We find that the taste goes best with the other ingredients. However, you can also prepare the mixed drink with sparkling wine or even champagne if you don’t have any Prosecco available at the moment.
How does the drink taste?
The aperitif tastes refreshingly fruity and tart. Its taste is quite different from that of other cocktails. The bitter-tart flavours are most likely to be found in a cocktail like the Americano and the Negroni. However, the Aperol Spritz is much milder and less alcoholic.