An Aperol Spritz is a refreshing low calorie sparkling Italian cocktail perfect for any occasion! A delicious combination of sweet Prosecco with bitter citrus flavors garnished with orange slices.
Try a Refreshing Aperol Spritz Cocktail
An Aperol Spritz is a simple to make skinny drink that is all the rage in Europe this summer! Watch for it to be popular in America soon. I think we’re all going to really like this low calorie adult version of orange soda!
I made several glasses of this Aperol Spritz recipe to try and it’s such a great summer cocktail! My husband who is not usually a drinker, had two of them after my photos were taken! With a very small amount of alcohol or calories, an Aperol Spritz is a great cocktail to make for a party or to sip at the pool. I’m adding it to my list of favorite low calorie cocktails for sure!
What is Aperol?
What is Aperol you ask? Well, I had a hard time finding it because it’s so popular right now, but there was ONE bottle left in my local liquor store. I was excited to whip up some of these simple skinny cocktails for you!
Aperol is made in Northern Italy with only 11 percent alcohol. It’s a deep orange color and tastes slightly bitter with a hint of sweet. It tastes like a mix of oranges and grapefruit. I read where it also contains rhubarb. Adding it with Prosecco and a splash of sparkling water makes this refreshing very trendy Aperol Spritz!
The Aperol Spritz Trend!
Living Locurto team member, Naomi, is currently traveling around Europe with her family and keeps sending me photos of her Aperol Spritz drinks! She obviously really likes them. ha! She says they are everywhere she goes. Her photos are making me want to go back to Europe soon!
Get ready for the Aperol Spritz to sweep the United States next! So go out and get some Aperol and try this low calorie drink. Then when the trend hits us here in America you will be able to say… “Oh, I already know about this and have been making them at home for a while.” Ha!
How to Make an Aperol Spritz
This is the basic recipe for an Aperol Spritz. If you like sweet drinks, I’m warning you that it’s very bitter. Feel free to add a splash of simple syrup or sugar.
I wanted to keep mine low calorie, so just squeezed several orange slices into my glass to make it less bitter. I don’t like sparkling water, but with extra fruit, I enjoyed my Aperol Spritz very much! It’s very refreshing!
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Aperol Spritz Recipe
- 4 oz Prosecco
- 2 oz Aperol
- 1 oz Sparkling Mineral Water or Club Soda
- 2 slices of orange
- Pour Prosecco, Aperol and Sparkling Mineral Water into a wine glass.
- Gently stir, fill glass with ice and several slices of oranges.
- Squeeze the juice from a few orange slices for a less bitter drink.
Originally published on July 23, 2018. Last Updated on April 21, 2019 by Amy Locurto