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Aperol Spritz cocktail

Aperol Spritz - a yummy cocktail for people who don't have a super sweet tooth. It's so easy to make with the simple formula!

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Have you ever heard of Aperol? It’s actually not a spirit I’ve had many times before, but I had my first Aperol Spritz cocktail this summer, and since it graced my kitchen again this week I thought I’d share it with you.

If you’ve not had Aperol before, I’m going to do a pretty bad job of describing it to you, because it’s really hard to find the words. It’s sort of herby, sort of fruity, sort of bitter… basically it’s a whole new kind of drink, totally unlike anything I can think of. You just have to try it to understand!

Aperol Spritz - a yummy cocktail for people who don't have a super sweet tooth. It's so easy to make with the simple formula!

Anyway, to make the beautifully vibrant Aperol Spritz cocktail you can see in the photos, you only need 5 ingredients (and two of them aren’t really ingredients…).

Aperol (for heaps of flavour and that gorgeous orange colour)
– Prosecco (for a lovely bubbly drink)
– soda water (just enough to take the edge off!)
– fresh orange (because there’s nothing better than munching on an alcohol-soaked piece of fruit when you’ve finished a cocktail)
– ice (because no cocktail is compelte without it!)

Aperol Spritz - a yummy cocktail for people who don't have a super sweet tooth. It's so easy to make with the simple formula!

I tend to eyeball my cocktails and don’t often measure things out (hence why they tend to get stronger and stronger throughout the night, whoops), but if you prefer to be a little more accurate, it’s a very easy formula. Just remember 3-2-1!

3 parts Prosecco, 2 parts Aperol, and 1 part soda water

(plus however much ice and orange you like the sound of!)

Aperol Spritz - a yummy cocktail for people who don't have a super sweet tooth. It's so easy to make with the simple formula!

The Aperol itself is only 11% alcohol (which is a little less strong than most wine, in case you’re not particularly well-versed in booze), so it doesn’t feel too naughty to mix it with Prosecco. I like to give the chunks of orange a little squeeze as well, to add a hint of sweetness to the cocktail. Overall though, it’s far from sickly sweet, so this is one for you if you don’t have much of a sweet tooth.

What’s your favourite cocktail to drink at this time of year? I’m always looking for new ways to warm up!

Aperol Spritz - a yummy cocktail for people who don't have a super sweet tooth. It's so easy to make with the simple formula!

Aperol Spritz cocktail

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drink
Servings: 1
Calories:
Author: Becca Heyes

Ingredients

  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh oranges (cut into chunks or slices)
  • 3 parts Proseco
  • 2 parts Aperol
  • 1 part soda water

Instructions

  • Place the ice cubes and chunks of fresh orange into some glasses, and pour over the remaining cocktail ingredients in the correct ratio. Serve immediately.

Aperol Spritz - a yummy cocktail for people who don't have a super sweet tooth. It's so easy to make with the simple formula!Love a good tipple? You should also try making a layered cocktail (or mocktail!):

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Isabella

Friday 23rd of October 2015

This looks so delicious, love the colours and freshness! Will definitely be giving this a try! Love your little glasses too - can I ask where you got them??

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Saturday 24th of October 2015

Thanks! To be honest I have absolutely no idea, terrible memory. It won't have been anywhere fancy though, probably Tesco?

Preethi'sCuisine

Friday 16th of October 2015

lovely and colourful!

Camilla

Wednesday 14th of October 2015

I'd love to try this cocktail, sounds wonderful:-)

Sundari

Wednesday 14th of October 2015

Nice clicks edpecially the last one...

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

Wednesday 14th of October 2015

I haven't even heard of Aperol before, but it looks like a really refreshing cocktail. It can be cocktail time now can't it?!

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Wednesday 14th of October 2015

Well I've just made a Bloody Mary for another blog post haha, so let's hope so :)

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