Wine Cocktails From Around The World: Italy's Aperol Spritz

Wine Cocktails From Around The World: Italy's Aperol Spritz


If you haven’t had an Aperol Spritz, you’re missing out! I tried my first Spritz minutes after arriving in Venice. Maybe it was the sites and sounds of the Grand Canal or the jet lag, but the instant I saw the orange tinted drink at almost every table of the outdoor cafe, I deviated from my normal routine and ordered “what they’re having”.

I have never looked back. The Aperol Spritz has become my spring/summer go-to. It’s the kind of drink that instantly relaxes and refreshes. Try out the recipe this weekend!


  • Ice
  • Prosecco
  • Orange - Sliced (not in a wedge, round slices)
  • Aperol
  • Soda Water


An Aperol Spritz is incredibly easy to make (it will probably take you longer to cut the orange than to make the drink). Gather all of your ingredients and a clean wine glass. This recipe is known as the 3-2-1 recipe for it’s easy to remember order of ingredients. It’s also the best way to prevent the Aperol from settling at the bottom of the glass.

  1. Add ice cubes and the orange slice to a clean wine glass.
  2. Top with 3 shots of Prosecco.
  3. Add 2 shots of Aperol. 
  4. Add 1 shot of soda water. 
  5. Enjoy! 


We hope you enjoy the Aperol Spritz. And don't worry, it's completely normal to close your eyes and imagine your in Venice while you sip this delicious cocktail!