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!

You need:


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.


10 thoughts on “Thirsty Thursday – Aperol Spritz

  1. This looks refreshing! I first tried Aperol in Italy, it is a little bitter but I did enjoy it. I am enjoying your summer posts!


    1. I have to be in the mood for that bitter taste and I prefer to have a cocktail without food. I know that is weird! I think I can also experiment with different brands of prosecco!
      Thank you LIsa! Any requests for posts? I feel my creative juices running a bit dry!


    1. Yes! That is what I was thinking but it is a bit bitter! I have to be in the mood. I think I can lower the amount of Aperol and with my Crystal Light and Fresca – it helps!


  2. Hi Amy!   Loved reading this, have just discovered and signed on here and picked up that you really like lemon things,  well, I was in my local Dollar Tree earlier this afternoon and there was a good selection of lemon-y dishes,  lemon pix lemon-y; the dishes are “china” but at only a dollar each you wouldn’t be losing much money if any are broken out on your patio! Enjoy your summer,  Barbara in Arkansas

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I will have to look there this weekend. I did my deck in lemons and I’m enjoying it. You are so sweet to comment and let me know that! Happy weekend!


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