To make an Aperol Spritz, you will need the following ingredients:
- 3 ounces Prosecco
- 2 ounces Aperol
- 1 ounce club soda
- Orange slices (optional)
- Fill a large wine glass with ice.
- Pour the Prosecco, Aperol, and club soda over the ice.
- Stir gently to combine.
- Garnish with an orange slice, if desired.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
History: The Aperol Spritz is a popular cocktail made with Aperol, Prosecco, and club soda. It is believed to have originated in Italy, although the exact circumstances of its creation are somewhat disputed.
According to one story, the Aperol Spritz was created in the 1950s by the makers of Aperol, a popular Italian aperitif. The company wanted to create a refreshing, easy-to-make cocktail that would appeal to a wider audience, and the Aperol Spritz was the result.
Another story credits the creation of the Aperol Spritz to the Venetian aristocracy in the early 1900s. According to this legend, the Venetian aristocracy used to mix Aperol with Prosecco and club soda as a way to refresh themselves after long days in the hot sun.
Regardless of its actual origin, the Aperol Spritz has become a popular cocktail around the world and is often associated with the laid-back, relaxed culture of Italy. It is typically served in a large wine glass and garnished with an orange slice.
Note: You can adjust the proportions of the ingredients to suit your taste. Some people prefer a stronger Aperol flavor and add less Prosecco, while others prefer a more subtle flavor and add more Prosecco. Experiment to find the perfect balance for you.