Aperol Spritz Recipe

Enjoy an easy recipe for Aperol Spritz, a quintessential Italian aperitif made with only four ingredients. This popular cocktail owes its light, refreshing taste and a striking orange hue to Aperol liqueur and it is enjoyed all year long.

Refreshing Aperol Spritz Recipe…

  • This is a simple recipe for an Aperol Spritz. It’s not only easy to make, but it’s also enjoyable to make for years to come.
  • It takes only 3 minutes to make, and the ingredients are minimal. After making your first one, you can easily create more to entertain your family and friends.
  • An Aperol spritz boasts a light and delicious flavor profile, with a cool, crisp, and refreshing taste in every sip!
  • It is also known as a “Spritz Veneziano,” because it’s named after the city of Venice where the cocktail originated. 

Once you try it, you’ll enjoy the easy-sipping flavor and LOVE it as much as we do. Don’t forget to have plenty of ice cubes nearby and garnish each glass with a slice of orange and lemon. Then pop a pretty straw into the glass and serve!

A tall cocktail glass filled with Aperol, club soda and processco, along with a pretty stripe straw and orange slice on the rim of the glass. by 2sistersrecipes.com

How to Make an Aperol Spritz?

Gather your ingredients listed below. Then follow the instructions in our recipe card.

Ingredients Overview for Aperol Spritz Cocktail…

For best results, we recommend chilling these 4 main ingredients before making your Aperol spritz cocktails:

1. Prosecco ~ Choose any prosecco of your choice, and chill the bottle before you make the Aperol spritz cocktail. Prosecco is a sparkling Italian wine and can be easily found in your local liquor and wine store.

2. Aperol Liqueur ~ This is the main ingredient, and it is called the Aperol liqueur and it is somewhat bitter. It is sold in any local liquor store in your neighborhood, or you can purchase it on Amazon.

3. Club Soda or Seltzer ~ Best to choose the regular or “no flavor” of club soda or seltzer for this Italian aperitif. And you will only need a splash of it, about 1 ounce will suffice.

4. Lemon Juice ~ A splash of freshly squeezed lemon juice is added to the mixture of the Aperol spritz for additional freshness and a clean taste.

5. Slices of Lemon and Navel Orange ~ Always garnish each glass with one slice of either lemon, orange, or both. In addition, a slice is dropped inside the glass for additional flavor and appearance.

2 photos of aperol spritz cocktail on a wood board, and lemon and orange slices on the board. by 2sistersrecipes.com

Quick Notes & Tips…

  • always rinse and clean your orange and lemon before slicing and adding to your aperitif.
  • be sure to fill each glass with plenty of ice.
  • for a pretty presentation, tall wine glasses are best to use. But you can use any cocktail glass you prefer.
  • pop a pretty straw into the glass and enjoy!
A close up photo of an orange colored cocktail, set on the ledge of outside. by 2sistersrecipes.com

Additional Italian Drinks & Cocktails…

Yield: 1 cocktail glass

Aperol Spritz Recipe

A wine glass with an orange colored hue drink with slices of oranges and lemons on a wood board. by 2sistersrecipes.com

Aperol Spritz Recipe is simple and requires only four ingredients. This Italian cocktail, known as a quintessential Aperitif, is widely enjoyed in Italy. Simple, light, and refreshing cocktail to serve all summer long.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes


  • ice cubes
  • 3 ounces chilled prosecco
  • 2 ounces chilled Aperol
  • 1 ounce club soda or seltzer
  • a splash (about 1 ounce) of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • slices of lemon and navel orange, as garnish


  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Fill your glass with ice cubes.
  3. Measure the ounces needed for each ingredient needed: prosecco, club soda, Aperol liqueur, and lemon juice.
  4. Give it a stir and add a slice of lemon and orange inside the cocktail.
  5. Then garnish with a slice of each, placing them on the rim of the glass.
  6. Pop a pretty straw inside the glass and serve.


Repeat this easy recipe for the amount of each ingredient for every Aperol Spritz Cocktail you make.

Nutrition Information:


1 serving

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125

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A tall wine glass filled with ice cubes, slices of lemon and orange, Aperol liqueur.   Recipe by 2sistersrecipes.com

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