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How to make an Aperol Spritz. An easy recipe for a refreshing Summer spritzer.

Aperol spritz is one of the easiest and refreshing drinks to make that will wow your guests this summer. It will be like you are sipping a spritzer in Italy. Now Aperol Spritz is seeing a comeback or a revival much like everything these days. It’s a cocktail that has been around for awhile but rarely had I seen it ordered. I am not going to lie one of the housewives (I believe Lisa Rhinna) ordered it on TV and it had been on my mind ever since. 

I always keep a running bucket list of different cocktails I want to try and I took note of this. Also on this list a French 75. Recently on a girls trip to Savannah I decided to order an Aperol Spritz with my lunch and it was so light and refreshing, perfect for a hot summer day. 

So what is Aperol?

Aperol is an Apéritif which is a drink usually served before a meal. It is a liqueur from Italy by Campari made of gentian, rhubarb, and cinchona. Although it’s made of these ingredients when served with an orange it almost taste like a refreshing orange spritzer. 



Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz

An easy recipe for a refreshing Summer spritzer.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 oz Aperol
  • 4 oz Prosecco
  • Sparkling water or seltzer
  • Slice of orange


  1. In a red wine or tall glass fill with ice. Add a slice of orange to the glass.
  2. Pour Aperol then Prosecco over the ice.
  3. Top with sparkling water or seltzer. Kick up your feet and enjoy!

It’s week 3 of our Summer cocktail party! And today I am sharing 8 other Summer cocktail recipes that are a perfect way to enjoy your Summer! Make sure to click through all the great recipes below!

Aperol Spritz from Weekend Craft • Peach Bellini Pitcher from Creative Ramblings • Strawberry Watermelon White Wine Slushie from Red Cottage ChroniclesDole Whip with Rum from A Turtle’s Life for Me • Pink Moscato Lemonade from Happy Go Lucky • Grilled Pineapple Mojito from Upright and Caffeinated • Pink Hawaiian Cocktail from Daily DIY Life • Red White And Berry Patriotic Cocktail from Our Crafty Mom

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Welcome to Weekend Craft. Life is busy so I am all about getting projects done on the weekend, whether it be crafts, DIY, home decor, or crafting with your Cricut.

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  1. This looks so refreshing! I have never had Aperol, but now I definitely need to try it!

  2. You had me at prosecco! I have never heard of Aperol, but I will be looking for this when I am out. The drink looks so refreshing, and I love anything orange. Can’t wait to try it.

  3. I must find some of this Aperol! I have to admit, I had never heard of it before. There is nothing quite as refreshing as citrus flavors in the summertime.

  4. I love Prosecco, but I’ve never tried Apersol. I’m going to have to get some to make one of these this summer.