Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Recipe Corner: Aperol Spritz

The Aperol Spritz is a classic low-alcohol cocktail from the Veneto region in Italy. This time of year when the weather is getting hot, it’s one of my favorites.  Aperol is a bitter liqueur from the makers of Campari. There is a little more sweetness to it than Campari making it easier for most to drink.  Even better, this is one of the easiest cocktails to make!

2 oz Aperol
3 oz Prosecco
Club Soda

In your favorite glass (I prefer a rocks glass but traditionally done in Italy in a wine glass) add the Aperol, ice, and then prosecco. Top the drink with club soda. Give the drink a quick stir to disperse the Aperol throughout the drink. Garnish with an orange wedge. Sip. Smile. Repeat as necessary.