The Story Behind The Aperol Spritz Recipe

From northeastern Italy comes this easy, breezy cocktail with widespread appeal. Crisp Prosecco offsets bright and bitter(ish) Aperol, and that final splash of soda keeps things balanced. Green olives are a traditional garnish, but an orange wedge also works beautifully.


  • 2 ounces Aperol
  • 3 ounces Prosecco
  • Club soda to top
  • Orange wedge or green olive for garnish (optional)


  1. Pour Aperol and Prosecco into a wine glass filled with ice.
  2. Top with soda.
  3. Stir gently to combine.
  4. Add garnish, if using.

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The Ultimate Aperol Spritz Recipe