Aperol Spritz

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Aperol Spritz - Liqueur Cocktail

About The Aperol Spritz Cocktail

The coral-hued Aperol Spritz is one of the most popular aperitifs in Italy, and for good reason. Low in alcohol, aromatic with citrus and slightly bitter, Aperol pairs seamlessly with chilled Prosecco to whet the appetite. Meeting friends for an after work Spritz is a long-established Italian tradition—and one that’s easily replicated anywhere.

Ingredients in the The Aperol Spritz Cocktail

4.5 oz
Brut prosecco
2.5 oz
Aperol
1
Lime wheel
1 oz
Club soda
 
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How to make The Aperol Spritz Cocktail

Pour the prosecco into a Collins glass filled with ice.

Add the Aperol and lime wheel, and top with club soda.

Other Information

In the Aperol Spritz the fizzy soda and prosecco balance the spirit’s bitterness.

Cocktail Profile

Flavor: Bitter, Bubbly

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Aperol

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Discussion

  • Peter Cooley posted 2 years ago

    Since I have no idea of how to get a cocktail 'accepted' I am challenging your website (sorry).........

    Last year a friend and I were on a ship, and on the cocktail list was 'Sex on the Beach' (OK, no surprise there, but there was no beach in sight!!;-)

    We decided all cruise ships should have a cocktail called 'Sex on the Sea' and set about creating it!!

    The first couple of attempts did not go too well, but we managed at least to finalise the ingredients before falling into our hammocks - actually we didn't have hammocks but we may as well have done!!

    We finally created the perfect 'Sex on the Sea' (a different story)........but the cocktail is great!! :-)

    It's built around Nautical things (what would you expect): Navy Rum (Captain Morgan's Spicy), Curacao (blue), Ginger (for sea sickness), Crushed Ice (from the hull of the Titanic), and the key ingredient not usually used in cocktails.......Port (any old cheap one's ok........especially in a storm).

    Now to build it one mut think about the sea, and a Caribbean sunset........the aim is to get a yellow / brown layer at the bottom, a clearish middle and a blue surface .............so start with the rum......add some crushed ice.....the port........fill glass with crushed ice............pour in a good glug of ginger ale (clear if possible).........top with Blue Curacoa............

    I give you 'Sex on the Sea'.................

    (If you ever use this recipe please contact me because I would like to dedicate it to a very dear friend!)

    Cheers (.........and here's to all who sail in her!)

    Peter (Cooley)


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