Aperol Spritz how to prepare the classic Italian cocktail at home

Aperol Spritz how to prepare the classic Italian cocktail at home. The Aperol spritz is the perfect cocktail to cool down on a hot summer day or to serve on more special occasions. It is light and effervescent, with a bitter and sweet taste at the same timewhich makes it very easy to drink and very refreshing.

To make this drink, prosecco is used, a sparkling white wine that is produced between the Veneto and Friuli regions. However, if we do not get this type of wine, we can use another white sparkling wine such as cava.

Next, we indicate some guidelines and tips to take into account to prepare this delicious cocktail:

    • The proportions of the classic version are: 3 parts prosecco sparkling wine, 2 parts Aperol and 1 part sparkling water. However, we can add more or less sparkling water according to our preferences.
    • It is important that the prosecco or the sparkling wine to be used is very cold before mixing it with the other ingredients.
    • Once prepared, we must not remove it to prevent it from losing its effervescence.
    • the aperol spritz served in a wine glass with ice and a slice of orange. It is also important that the glass is very cold before preparing the cocktail.

Like many other cocktail classics, the Aperol spritz is a very versatile cocktail that we can create to our liking to give it a different touch; if we add a splash of lemon juice we will have an acid taste, if we replace the prosecco with a rosé wine it will be much softer and if we want to give it a sweet touch, we can add a little sugar or gum syrup.

Now that we have all the ingredients with some tips and tricks, it’s time to prepare this delicious cocktail, always in moderation.

Easy Aperol SpritzMonica Prego

recipe information

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • total time: 5 minutes
    • rations: 1
    • Category: drinks
    • type of cuisine: Italian
    • Calories per serving (kcal):103

Aperol Spritz ingredients per person

    • 3 or 4 ice cubes
    • 60 ml prosecco or cava sparkling wine
    • 40 ml of Aperol
    • 20 ml of sparkling water
    • 1 slice of orange

Ingredients to make Aperol SpritzMonica Prego

How to make Aperol Spritz

In a wide wine glass, add 3 or 4 ice cubes, depending on the size, until the glass is half full.

Add ice to make Aperol SpritzMonica Prego

Next, we measure 60 ml of sparkling wine and add it to the glass.

Measuring the sparkling to make Aperol SpritzMonica Prego

Next, we measure 40 ml of Aperol and add it too.

Adding the Aperol to make Aperol SpritzMonica Prego

We stir with a cocktail spoon and very delicately so that the wine does not lose its effervescence, which is one of the keys to this cocktail.

Stirring the Aperol SpritzMonica Prego

Finally, we add 20 ml of sparkling water, garnish it with 1 slice of orange and serve it very cold.

Decorating the Aperol Spritz with the orange sliceMonica Prego

We already have our Aperol spritz ready to enjoy, very fresh.

Aperol Spritz glassMonica Prego

Easy preparation summary

    1. Fill a wine glass halfway with ice
    1. Add the prosecco or sparkling wine
    1. We add the Aperol
    1. We carefully remove
    1. Add the sparkling water and the orange
    1. We serve it very cold