I was first introduced to this bright orange Italian aperitif by Fran and Alexis at Sisterhood a few months ago. In the excitement of the weekend, we had all bought Prosecco, to which Aperol was mixed.
I was dubious at first. Bight orange, looking more like Tizer or a kids neon fizzy pop, not something I would want to drink, let alone sour the taste of Prosecco. But how wrong I was, it is delicious, with a slight bitter orange taste, I can see why those stylish Italians love to drink it.
I am converted!
Aperol Spritz is the taste of summer, a mix of bitter orange, gentian, rhubarb and cinchona this tipple can be enjoyed on the rocks or turned into a spritz. To make it couldn’t be simpler, so I thought I would share the recipe with you.
You will need:
- One large gold fish sized wine glass
- Ice cubes
- Soda Water
- Slice of orange
- Fill the glass with ice
- Top with 3 parts of Prosecco
- Add 2 parts of Aperol
- Then 1 part soda water
- Then finish with a slice of orange
(please drink responsibly)