Drink Recipe:: Aperol Spritz

by Greg Larsen

Today we are here to talk about one of my all-time favorite cocktails - the Aperol Spritz. This deliciously refreshing cocktail has been a popular choice in Europe for many years, and has recently taken the American cocktail scene by storm.

History of the Aperol Spritz: The Aperol Spritz originated in Italy in the early 20th century. It was first created by the Aperol company, which was founded in Padua, Italy in 1919. The drink quickly became popular in the Veneto region of Italy, and spread throughout the country. In recent years, it has become a popular drink all over the world, especially during the summer months.

Ingredients: The Aperol Spritz is a light, refreshing cocktail that is made with just a few simple ingredients. Here’s what you need:

  • 3 oz. Aperol
  • 2 oz. Prosecco
  • 1 oz. Club soda
  • Orange slice or wedge for garnish
  • Ice


Recipe: Now that you have all the ingredients, here’s how you can make an Aperol Spritz:

  1. Fill a wine glass or highball glass with ice.

  2. Add 3 oz. of Aperol to the glass.

  3. Pour in 2 oz. of Prosecco.

  4. Top with 1 oz. of club soda.

  5. Stir gently.

  6. Garnish with an orange slice or wedge.

  7. Enjoy!

Best Places to Try an Aperol Spritz: One of the best things about the Aperol Spritz is that it's incredibly easy to make at home. However, if you're looking to experience the drink at its finest, there are plenty of bars and restaurants that offer a top-notch Aperol Spritz. Here are some of my favorite places to enjoy this cocktail:

  • Dante in New York City
  • Bar Buca in Toronto
  • Bar Raval in Toronto
  • Bar Spritz in Los Angeles
  • Aperitivo in Washington D.C.

Conclusion: The Aperol Spritz is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for warm weather. With its simple ingredients and easy preparation, it's no wonder that this drink has become so popular. So go ahead, give it a try and let me know what you think! And if you happen to be in any of the cities listed above, be sure to check out one of the recommended bars and try their version of the Aperol Spritz. Cheers!

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