Aperol SPRITZ most famous Italian aperitif

Aperol SPRITZ most famous Italian aperitif

The orange Aperol Spritz is unmistakable and now is known and renowned all over the world.

Much loved for its unique flavor, low alcohol content and customizable taste depending on the bitterness chosen.

Do you want to know Spritz’s history?

It’s said was created by Austrian soldiers when they were in Triveneto during Italy’s occupation in nineteenth century.

Austrian troops were not used to Venetian wine high alcohol content, therefore decided to dilute it.

It is no coincidence that name “Spritz” refers to German verb “spritzen” which means “to sprinkle”: it indicates to dilute wine with sparkling water or soda.

Original Spritz recipe includes equal quantities of soda and white wine  dates back to the 1920s / 1930s.

Aperol Spritz spread in Venice during 1940s-1950s, it is prepared with sparkling white wine, sparkling water, and a typical orange liqueur called Aperol.

I’m not a big drinker, I’m almost a teetotaler, but it’s hard to refuse toasts with friends over a Spritz cocktail!

It is the perfect aperitif cocktail.

Here you could find an easy recipe to prepare it at home in 5 minutes.

Aperol SPRITZ most famous Italian aperitif

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  • DifficultyVery easy
  • CostMedium
  • Preparation time5 Minutes
  • Serving1 glass
  • Cooking methodNo cooking
  • CuisineItalian
301,50 Kcal
calories per serving
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  • Power 301,50 (Kcal)
  • Carbohydrates 35,91 (g) of which sugars 33,86 (g)
  • Proteins 0,09 (g)
  • Fat 0,00 (g) of which saturated 0,00 (g)of which unsaturated 0,00 (g)
  • Fibers 0,00 (g)
  • Sodium 22,00 (mg)

Indicative values for a portion of 250 g processed in an automated way starting from the nutritional information available on the CREA* and FoodData Central** databases. It is not food and / or nutritional advice.

* CREATES Food and Nutrition Research Center: https://www.crea.gov.it/alimenti-e-nutrizione https://www.alimentinutrizione.it ** U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, 2019. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov


  • prosecco (2 parts of 5)
  • aperol (2 parts of 5)
  • soda (1 parts of 5)


  1. Put ice cubes in the glass, then pour the Prosecco D.O.C. and Aperol i euqal parts.

    Add a sprinkle of soda (alternatively sparkling water or Seltz is fine).

  2. Garnish it with a slice of orange.

    This way of preparing prevents Aperol from settling on the bottom of the glass.


Prosecco can also be replaced with a dry white wine.

Soda can be replaced with sparkling water or tonic water.

If you don’t find Aperol you can try Campari, this makes the aperitif more bitter.

You could find Aperol in “Eataly”, an italian chain stores present in the main US and world cities

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