Aperol Spritz

Aperol spritz

This light refreshing drink is a symbol of summer for practically all Europeans. But thanks to its citrus bitterness, orange slice, and bright color, it will be the highlight of any New Year's party and all winter gatherings. What's a holiday without champagne? But believe me, this option will be much more popular with guests!

Information

  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Serves 1
  • 131 kcal / 100g

Ingredients

  • Champagne
    90 ml
  • Carbonated water
    30 ml
  • Orange
    2 slice
  • Ice
    handful
  • Liqueur
    60 ml

Directions

1
Done
Everything is prepared in a matter of minutes, so no special preparations are needed. Just wash and dry the orange in...

Everything is prepared in a matter of minutes, so no special preparations are needed. Just wash and dry the orange in advance, freeze the ice and enjoy in the evening. It is ideal to use Prosecco for this recipe, but if you don't have it, any sparkling wine will do. Guests usually bring a bottle of Champagne as a gift, it can also be used. In the classic Aperol spritz recipe, the proportions are 3:2:1, that means three parts of sparkling wine, two parts of Aperol, and one part of soda water. So, pour sparkling wine into a large glass, wait a couple of seconds for the foam to settle. I use a special bartender's measuring cup as a measure. It costs next to nothing, but it elevates the guests' experience. If you don't have a measuring cup, use a shot glass, no one expects medical precision.

2
Done
Pour in Aperol. By the way, if it so happens that there is no Aperol, it can be replaced with Campari, resulting in a...

Pour in Aperol. By the way, if it so happens that there is no Aperol, it can be replaced with Campari, resulting in a drink with a mysterious name Black Spritz.

3
Done
Add a handful of ice. This is up to your discretion, the amount of ice can regulate the strength of the drink.

Add a handful of ice. This is up to your discretion, the amount of ice can regulate the strength of the drink.

4
Done
Pour in soda. If you prefer a more neutral taste, add regular soda, if you prefer more sweetness, pour any tonic. I like...

Pour in soda. If you prefer a more neutral taste, add regular soda, if you prefer more sweetness, pour any tonic. I like adding Schweppes for its slightly bitter taste, it greatly neutralizes the taste of fatty food on the table.

5
Done
Thinly slice an orange and add a couple of slices to the glass.

Thinly slice an orange and add a couple of slices to the glass.

6
Done
That's it, the party begins! By the way, to avoid the hassle of measuring cups, you can measure out immediately for 1...

That's it, the party begins! By the way, to avoid the hassle of measuring cups, you can measure out immediately for 10 servings in a large transparent bowl, and pour the drink with a ladle, like punch. Or place all the glasses on a tray and prepare the cocktail step by step. Immediately distribute ice into all glasses, then pour Aperol according to the measure, top with sparkling water. Quickly put an orange slice in each glass. That's it.

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