Rosé Aperol spritz is my favorite cocktail on a hot summer day. It offers a fun spin on the classic Italian cocktail, swapping Prosecco for your favorite sparkling Rosé.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Refreshing cocktail: This sparkling Rosé Aperol spritz is a classic cocktail that’s perfect for hot summer days.
- Stylish: This vibrant drink not only tastes great but looks fabulous in a wine glass, making it an ideal choice for social media-worthy moments.
- Versatile: The combination of sparkling rosé and Aperol creates a cocktail that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, date night, and weddings during the summer months.
- Well-balanced: The bitterness of the Aperol complements the fruity sparkling Rosé, resulting in a well-balanced cocktail.
Sparkling rosé: Traditional Aperol spritz uses Prosecco but this recipe uses a dry sparkling Rosé. You can also opt for a Rosé Champagne (Brut). Make sure to use a cold Rosé with plenty of fizz.
Aperol: This Italian bitter liquor adds blood orange flavor to this Rosé cocktail.
Club soda: Also known as soda water or sparkling water. Make sure it’s chilled.
Orange: Add fresh orange slices or blood orange slices to garnish your summer cocktail and add extra flavor.
- Chilled ingredients: Ensure your sparkling rosé is well chilled to keep the drink refreshing.
- Garnish adds flavor: The orange slice adds a burst of citrusy flavor; use a fresh slice for the best taste.
- Ratios matter: Maintain the balance between the sparkling rosé, Aperol, and soda water for the perfect spritz.
Serve in a wine glass or large stemmed glass to showcase the drink’s elegance and keep the drink cool. Garnish with a few fresh orange or blood orange slices.
Extra juicy: Add some fresh orange juice or blood orange juice for an extra splash of fruitiness.
Citrus: Swap the orange slices with grapefruit, lime, or lemon slices for a citrus kick. Add a squeeze of lime juice or a little bit of grapefruit juice for some extra bitterness.
All out: Omit the soda water with extra Rosé champagne.
While it’s not a traditional ingredient, 1/2 oz of simple syrup or Rosé syrup can be added if you prefer a sweeter taste.
The classic Aperol Spritz originated in Northern Italy and has become a classic cocktail worldwide.
Rosé Aperol Spritz Cocktail
- 2 oz Aperol chilled
- 3 oz sparkling Rosé wine or Rosé Champagne, chilled
- 1 oz soda water chilled
- 2 oz orange slices
- Fill a wine glass with ice cubes.
- Pour in the sparkling rosé followed by the Aperol.2 oz orange slices
- Add a splash of soda water.1 oz soda water
- Garnish with fresh orange slices.3 oz sparkling Rosé wine
- Give it a gentle stir to combine the flavors. Enjoy!