An Aperol Spritz is one of my very favorite warm-weather cocktails, and it’s certainly one of my favorites to make at home because it’s so easy. In fact, a spritz is SO easy to make that it almost feels a little silly to post a recipe for one. But I do have a couple of tips around how I like to make mine at home usually just for myself, as my husband likes them OK but tends to drink something else unless I really peer pressure him.
If you’ve never tried an Aperol Spritz before, I LOVE them and highly recommend. It’s made of three ingredients: Aperol + Prosecco + Club Soda and then garnished with an orange wedge. It looks very fruity but it actually is slightly bitter (in a good way) and very refreshing. You need absolutely NO bar skills to make a spritz.
Here are my tips for making an Aperol spritz (for one) at home. First, I like to buy the tiny (individual) bottles of Prosecco. If you are hosting a party and making multiple servings then buying a full bottle makes more sense, but when it’s just me at home I don’t want to open a full bottle of Prosecco because it’s just going to go to waste.
Second, I love to use lots of different kinds of sparkling water/club soda. You are only going to use a splash of it in the cocktail itself, so open something that you plan to drink the rest of. I really like this because although I do love to have a cocktail now and again, I still want to stay hydrated so having an almost full bottle of Topo Chico along with my spritz isn’t a bad system to ensure I keep drinking water and not just alcohol.
And last, I usually only use one big slice of an orange in my Aperol Spritz, so I either eat the rest of the orange OR I save it by using a food hugger or beeswax wrap.
Cheers friends! xo. Emma
Aperol Spritz (for one)
- 1 small bottle Prosecco
- 4 ounces Aperol
- big splash of sparkling water
- orange slice for garnish
- Combine ingredients over ice and enjoy.
More commonly, a spritz is equal parts sparkling wine (Prosecco) to Aperol, but I tend to make mine more like 2 parts Prosecco to 1 part Aperol. This is totally up to your own taste, make it how you like it! And don’t forget to drink the rest of the sparkling water.