A sparkling wine-based cocktail traditionally served in the northern part of Italy during "apertif hour". Essential to the spritz is an Italian bitter orange liqueur such as Aperol, which is in the same family as Campari but a little less bitter and a little more refined. This Simple Aperol Spritz is fairly low in alcohol, luckily, because it goes down a little too easily! Cin cin!
Aperol is one of Italy's most popular aperitifs, and its signature Aperol Spritz is one of the most widely consumed cocktails there. Bright orange in color, it is sparkling and light, with an appealing bittersweet flavor of orange and herbs. Mixed with Prosecco and club soda, the Aperol Spritz is the perfect cocktail to enjoy with friends at brunch or happy hour.
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Mix up a batch of these festive and fruity cocktails to share with friends this holiday season. The cranberry juice and black raspberry liqueur combine for the perfect pre-dinner palate cleanser. The fresh rosemary provides the subtle scent of the holidays.