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!
The orange is unmistakable, a vibrant color that lights up your toasts and adds joy to the moment. Everything else is brought to the table by the inner lighthearted spirit of the Aperol Spritz: the spirit that makes people spontaneously come together and sparks nothing but good times.
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.