A classic Aperol Spritz commonly served as an aperitif in Northeast Italy.
Part of me wishes I was one of those people that have a signature drink. They always confidently know what to order as soon as they sit at the bar. I am quite the opposite, as in I’m open to all options and I’m probably going to end up just getting a beer every single time, because it’s straightforward and easy, and it’s super cold and I’m all good.
Now, I’m lucky enough to have sophisticated friends that spend summers in Italy *cough – so have I? cough cough* and they introduce me to drinks that I would probably never be able to find on the menu on my own. So here’s a super easy drink to make. It’s what the Italians drink in the summer, so you know it’s good. And if you’re impressionable like me, its bright colours will be enough to convince you. Also, they are a great to sip on while sitting on the porch on a hot summer evening with friends.
How to Make:
- 3 ounces (1 part) Aperol
- 3 ounces (1 part) dry Prosecco
- 1 ounce (a splash) club soda or unflavored sparkling water
- Orange slice, for garnis
Add ice to a wine glass until it is nearly full. Pour in the Aperol. Pour in an equal amount of Prosecco. Top your drink off with a splash of club soda and add a slice of orange. There you go, the taste of summertime in Italy. Enjoy!