Sipping an Aperol Spritz is widely popular in Italy for good reason. The tangy earthiness of Aperol pairs perfectly with a slightly sweet and fruity Prosecco, and the citrus burst of orange.
Make this Aperol Spritz recipe to discover exactly why I needed to have one everyday on our recent trip to Italy!
STOP WHAT YOU’Re DOING AND MAKE an APEROL SPRITZ!
If you read my recent post, The American Granddaughter, you’re aware why visiting Italy was a lifelong dream of mine. This summer Ryan and I were finally able to make good on that dream and we spent two (kid free!) weeks, falling in love with the country.
I was determined to partake in everything Italian. We drank wine out of plastic cups in the street, had shots of espresso while filing up our car, and dined when I’d normally be in bed watching Netflix.
I also my fair share of Aperol Spritzes, sipping them in piazzas while people watching. Initially I was moved to try one because literally every restaurant table is peppered with one.
Turns out everyone drinks an Aperol Spritz, or as Italians simply refer to it – a Spritz, because they infuse the perfect explosion of taste in a summer drink – a slightly bitter, yet sweet effervescent.
If you need some inspiration to get in the Aperol Spritz mood, check out some of our pics from our trip. But, just between me and you, I’ve continued to enjoy them quite frequently state-side because I’m officially hooked.
If you’re concerned about your lack of Italian piazza, I have good news for you. Upon experimentation, I’ve discovered enjoying them after the kids go to bed (kid free!) also yields a very similar pleasure. Saluti!
If you’d like to read more about what brought us to Italy and other adventures we had there, please check out this post.
SAVE THIS APEROL SPRITZ RECIPE TO YOUR PINTEREST BOARD!
Aperol Spritz Recipe
- 2 ounces Aperol
- 3 ounces Prosecco
- 1 ounce soda water
- 1 orange slice
- In a wine or cocktail glass pour the Aperol, Prosecco, and soda water.
- Fill glass with ice and squeeze in a orange slice. Cheers!