The Story Behind The Aperol Spritz Recipe

From northeastern Italy comes this easy, breezy cocktail with widespread appeal. Crisp Prosecco offsets bright and bitter(ish) Aperol, and that final splash of soda keeps things balanced. Green olives are a traditional garnish, but an orange wedge also works beautifully.


  • 2 ounces Aperol
  • 3 ounces Prosecco
  • Club soda to top
  • Orange wedge or green olive for garnish (optional)


  1. Pour Aperol and Prosecco into a wine glass filled with ice.
  2. Top with soda.
  3. Stir gently to combine.
  4. Add garnish, if using.

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Updated: 2020-09-16

The Ultimate Aperol Spritz Recipe

Aperol Spritz Recipe Variations To Try:

  • The Rosé Lillet Spritz Recipe - This refreshing recipe is ideal for rosé lovers. Lillet Rosé, club soda, and an optional fruit garnish combine to serve a mellow, fruity afternoon spritz. Add a splash of vodka or rum for a boozier kick.
  • The Spicy Spritz Recipe - Just because a spritz is light and easy-drinking, doesn’t mean it lacks flavor — especially not in this variation. This recipe brings a gentle kick with the addition of serrano chili, tequila, and lime. Strawberry syrup and soda help round out the range of flavors.
  • The Winter Citrus Spritz - This riff promises to add color to even the dreariest winter day. Fresh blood orange adds color and sweetness, with a touch of honey simple syrup for good measure. A splash of Prosecco adds the finishing touch.