If the word "aperitif" has been missing missing from your vocabulary, we feel sad for you, but also, get ready to wrap your tounge around it in a big way. Presecco, bitters and spritzes, the typical Italian aperitif (drinks served before food), are super trendy this Summer, none more so than Aperol (they are even a main sponsor of the Australian Open 2017).
We love an Aperol Spritz for two main reasons: it's ultra refreshing (not at all sweet), and it's stupidly easy to make . . . and a really pretty colour. OK, three main reasons. In Australia, it's the perfect afternoon sip — and goes damn well with olives and prosciutto.
Scroll down for the recipe, and enjoy being the hostess who serves the coolest drink this NYE.
- 60ml Aperol
- 90ml Prosecco (Riccadonna is perfect)
- 30ml soda water
- Orange wedge (not slice) for garnish
Build all ingredients over ice in a wine or short glass. If you want to be fancy, or have one handy, use a soda siphon for the soda water.
TIP: No measuring tools? No worries, simply mix 3 parts Prosecco, 2 parts Aperol, 1 part soda water (just a splash).
PRO TIP: Add the ice after the Aperol, Prosecco and soda. That way it won't need to be stirred.
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