Calling the Aperol Spritz — a classic Italian aperitif of Prosecco, Aperol, and sparkling water — the grown-up's answer to orange soda might be selling it a bit short, but it's an apt descriptor as it tastes not unlike a sophisticated spin on the childhood favourite. Aperol's main and most identifiable flavour is bitter orange, while Prosecco and sparkling water give the drink a fizzy lift. Combined, it's easy to drink, refreshing, and perfect for sipping as the sun sets on hazy summer afternoons.
— Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes
3 parts Prosecco
2 parts Aperol
1 part sparkling water
- Add ice and a slice of orange to a glass. Pour in the Prosecco, then the Aperol, and finally the sparkling water. This order prevents the Aperol from settling at the bottom.
- North American
- 1 cocktail