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Aperol Spritz

Aperol, prosecco and an orange slice

The Spritz, a Venetian regional specialty since the early 20th Century, took the spritzer template and integrated Italian amari. One specific version exploded world-wide in 2003 on the back of aggressive Aperol marketing.

The procedure:

Aperol Spritz

Build in a goblet filled with ice:

  • 4 oz prosecco
  • 1 oz Aperol
  • 2 oz seltzer or club soda

Garnish with a slice of orange

Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails, p. 28–9; photo from the Wikipedia commons; barware icons courtesy of Haus Alpenz