If you’re searching for the perfect, refreshing, bubbly cocktail to cool down this summer, look no further. A classic Aperol Spritz is the perfect combination of sweet orange, bubbly prosecco, refreshing soda water, and a slice of citrus that can be enjoyed just about anywhere. Learn more about the history of the Aperol Spritz below and discover some fun ONEHOPE spritz recipes you can make with friends this summer!
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The History of the Aperol Spritz
The Italian aperitif of Aperol was first created in Padua, Italy by the Barbieri brothers in 1919. It was not until the 1950s that the Aperol Spritz was born and quickly became a popular alternative to the classic Venetian mix of white wine and soda.
In 2003, the Aperol brand was acquired by the Campari Group who was able to create a successful campaign around the spritz, positioning it as the “perfect drink for social occasions,” leading to a 4x increase in sales. Since then, the Aperol Spritz has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest toast, and can be found on pretty much any menu in Italy to enjoy on a cobblestone patio.
Here are some fun ways you can enjoy this bubbly beverage!
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Classic Aperol Spritz Recipe
-2 oz Aperol Liquor
-1 oz sparkling water
-Orange slice for garnish
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Fill a glass with ice cubes and add all ingredients to the glass and stir. Garnish with a slice of orange or lemon and enjoy!
-1 thin slice of peeled ginger
-2 oz Lillet
-Splash of Ginger Beer
Place ginger slice against the inside of a glass and fill with ice. Add Lillet and Prosecco. Top with a splash of ginger beer and stir to combine.
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Spiced Cherry Spritz
-2 oz Amaro
-Splash of cherry soda
-1 maraschino or Luxardo cherry
Fill a glass with ice and add 2 oz of Amaro and 3 oz of Prosecco to the glass. Top with a splash of cherry soda and garnish with a cherry. Cheers!
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-2 oz Campari
-Splash of lemon soda
-Slice of lemon or orange and a slice of strawberry
Fill a glass with ice and add 2 oz Campari and 3 oz of Sparkling Rosé to the glass. Top with a splash of lemon soda and garnish with lemon peel.
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Crodino Spritz by Madda
– 2 oz Crodino
-1 splash of Monin blood orange syrup
-Splash of sparkling water
-Orange slice for garnish
Fill a glass with ice cubes and add 2 oz of Crodino to the glass. Add a splash of Monin syrup, 3 oz Prosecco and stir. Top with a splash of sparkling water and a slice of orange. Enjoy!
The ONEHOPE Wine Team