Aperol Spritz With a Twist

Summertime is about soaking up the sunshine, spending time with family and friends, and creating lasting memories. Whether it’s a great meal, poolside or a night out, most great stories start with a drink or two and evolve into something great.

Aperol Spritz have quickly become my go to drink ever since I visited Europe with my sister last summer. It’s bitter yet so refreshing on a hot summer day, especially enjoyed along the coast of Italy. I create this at home version with my current favorite drink a Mexican sparkling water, “Topo-Chico” instead of the usual club soda to create more of a bubbly and fizzy drink. It’s a great drink to bring back such great travelling memories.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Aperol
  • 3 ounces chilled Prosecco (brut or extra-dry)
  • ice
  • 1 splash sparkling water, I used Tope-Chico
  • 1 medium orange sliced for garnish

Instructions

This drink is more of a process feel free to eyeball and measure and add amounts to your liking. Add 3 ounces (I like to do a shot) of Aperol to a wine glass filled with ice. Next, add 3 ounces of Prosecco again this is a pretty forgiving recipe you can add any type of sparkling wine or champagne, I typically go for something that is brut or dry. Then, you top your drink with a splash of Tope-Chico. To garnish the drink add a slice of orange. Enjoy!

Give the ol’ Aperol Spritz a try…. and please share how you make this basic recipe even better! I love how creative you are!

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