Toast to summer with these Aperol spritz recipes

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If you’re looking for a refreshing apéritif to serve at your next cocktail party, you can’t go wrong with an Aperol spritz. The classic Italian cocktail features a blend of prosecco, Aperol liqueur and club soda over ice and has a zesty, bittersweet taste, perfect for prepping your palate pre-meal. Whether you prefer the classic recipe or an Aperol spritz with a twist, there are countless variations on the vibrant, red-orange cocktail, thanks to talented TikTok mixologists. Enjoy a little taste of Italy from the comfort of your own home with these five Aperol spritz recipes.

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1. Star-crossed spritz (rosé Aperol spritz)

Inject a little romance into your cocktail with this rosé Aperol spritz. First, spray the inside of a wine glass with rosewater, and add ice. Next, pour in Aperol and sparkling rosé before topping it off with club soda. Finally, drop an orange slice in the cocktail and garnish it with a rose petal.

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2. Minty Aperol vodka spritz

A minty blend of vodka makes this Aperol spritz recipe extra refreshing. Start by pouring mint-infused vodka into a shaker. Next, add Aperol, followed by simple syrup and lemon juice. Shake well. Then strain the cocktail into a lowball glass over ice. Top with club soda and garnish with a lemon slice.

3. Grapefruit Aperol spritz

If you prefer cocktails with a tart taste, you’ll love this grapefruit Aperol spritz. First, add ice to a wine glass. Next, add Aperol, grapefruit juice and prosecco. Then top with vodka. Give the cocktail a gentle stir before garnishing with a lemon peel.

4. Blackberry Aperol spritz

This blackberry Aperol spritz strikes the perfect balance between sweet and tangy. Start by making a simple syrup from boiled blackberries, sugar and water. Once the simple syrup is cool, add a few spoonfuls into a wine glass over ice. Next, add Aperol, prosecco and club soda before garnishing with blackberries.

5. Aperol cider spritz

For a spritzer that’s as simple as it is tasty, look no further than this Aperol cider spritz. Start by pouring Aperol and apple cider into a wine glass over ice. Then top with prosecco. Finally, garnish with some cinnamon and an apple slice, and cheers!

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