Recipe – Aperol Spritz the taste of the Med…

Aperol Spritz - Littlegreenshed blog 1

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 - Littlegreenshed blog 2

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
  • Prosecco
  • Aperol
  • 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)