Thursday, June 10, 2021
Have you ever tried one? They drank them on Bravo’s Summer House! I made these for our friends last Saturday. We were having Italian food and we needed an Italian cocktail!
It is quite a summery drink and I put a little twist on it. It isn’t super sweet and you could even say it can be slightly bitter, but I think I found a good remedy for that. I don’t like a super sweet drink, by the way. I like just a touch of sweet and I like carbonation in my cocktails!
If you are an Aperol purist you may be mad at me, FYI!
What is Aperol? It is an Italian aperitivo liquer. The bottle isn’t cheap but it will last you a long time.
You should be able to find a bottle of Aperol at any liquor store. It has gotten pretty common. This drink has a nice summery color!
a sweeter prosecco (I’m using one with a screw top from Trader Joe’s which is good because it saves better)
Crystal light individual lemonade sticks
orange slice (not pictured)
lots of ice (not pictured)
What you do:
Using a shot glass, put 1.5 shots of prosecco in a wine glass with ice.
Add about 1/3 of a stick of Crystal Light and stir really well.
Add 1 shot of Aperol.
Fill to top with Fresca.
Add an orange slice.
It is super refreshing with a bit of a bite to it!
Let me know if you try it!
Beware: you may not want to invest in a whole bottle because it is a bit pricey. Maybe try one at a restaurant to be sure you like Aperol.