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  • ice
  • 100ml Aperol
  • 150ml prosecco
  • soda, to top up


  • STEP 1

    Put a couple of cubes of ice into 2 glasses and add a 50 ml measure of Aperol to each. Divide the prosecco between the glasses and then top up with soda, if you like.

What is an Aperol spritz?

Aperol spritz is a sparkling wine-based cocktail, normally consumed as an aperitif before dinner. Originally created in Padua, Italy in 1919, this refreshing alcoholic beverage only became popular around the world in the late 2010s. Aperol spritz typically consists of Aperol (bitters), prosecco and soda water.

What does Aperol spritz taste like?

This cocktail is light and refreshing, with a bittersweet, aromatic taste. Due to its low ABV of 11%, it makes for the perfect low-alcohol drink to serve before dinner or at a summer party.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2018

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