If there is one iconic, low-ABV cocktail to know it’s the Aperol Spritz. Ordering a spritz anywhere from brunch to dinner is an easy way to flex your best take on mindful drinking or gear up for the evening’s bolder beverages yet to come. Either way, the simple drink is a staple behind every bar and an easy cocktail to mix up at home.
Last year, VinePair staff writer Tim McKirdy made that serve even easier by researching and developing a strong list of classic cocktail recipes built around the most popular hard seltzers on the market. The list tackles everything from a Paloma to a Negroni, and is even divided by skill level with Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced subcategories. So if you’re looking to simplify your Piña Colada serve this summer, might we suggest repurposing a Pineapple Coconut BON V!V?
That said, using hard seltzer isn’t the only way to riff on the classic Aperol Spritz, and simply adding unconventional ingredients like a prickly pear tonic or fresh strawberries is always a great way to mix it up. Garnishing with herbs or freezing edible flowers into your ice cubes will also help you elevate your serve, so don’t be afraid to get creative when it comes to decorating the delicious drink.
Of course, the easiest way to boost your serve is to invest in some proper glassware. You wouldn’t serve Champagne in a mason jar (well, actually, maybe you would) so taking the same care to find and plan around the best Aperol Spritz glassware is always a good idea.
Read on to discover the best glassware for an Aperol Spritz, as well as our Truly Hard Seltzer-based Aperol Spritz recipe.
The Crystal Spritz Glass
There’s nothing like sipping a spritz from a very, very tall glass. While short, footed glasses abound in casual brunch spots, serving drinks at home in a glass with a long, delicate stem is an easy way to really boost your serve. Plus the wide bowl means you’ll have plenty of room for craft ice — or an extra pour — so you can customize your drink to your heart’s content.
Made with lead-free crystal, each glass holds up to 16 ounces comfortably and arrives in a set with two glasses. These glasses are undoubtedly the best glassware for an Aperol Spritz and sure to impress any guest come aperitivo hour.
Then, once you’ve secured your glassware, read on for our best Truly Hard Seltzer x Aperol Spritz Recipe.
How to Make an Aperol Spritz with Truly Hard Seltzer
- 3 ounces Prosecco
- 2 ounces Aperol
- 2 ounces Truly Grapefruit
- Combine all ingredients plus ice in a mixing glass
- Stir to chill
- Pour over fresh ice in a Crystal Spritz Glass
- Garnish as desired and enjoy!