How to Make an Aperol Spritz

A personal favorite of ours! Even when we drink this at home, it feels like a little bit of Tuscany is still with us.

What is Aperol? Aperol is an Italian orange liqueur. It has become Italy’s most popular light spirit. Aperol Spritz is only 7 to 8% alcohol

What you Need:
Ice Cubes (approximately 3 or 4 ice cubes)
2 to 3 ounces Prosecco or any sparkling wine
1 1/2 ounces Aperol*
Splash of soda water, sparkling water, mineral water, or Club Soda
Orange wedge or slice (blood red orange preferred)

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Preparation:
Fill a glass (highball glass or white wine glass) 1/4 full with ice cubes (you want to chill the drink and not water it down). Pour in the Prosecco and then top with Aperol. Add the soda water. Stir gently until mixed.

Garnish with an orange slice (either add slice of orange, twisting to release some juice and placing in the glass or simply use orange slice as garnish).

Makes 1 serving.

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