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Aperol Spritz

A Spritz is a mixture of white wine (sometimes sparkling Prosecco is used instead), a bitter such as Campari or Aperol and a splash of soda water, with the classic garnish of a slice of lemon and an olive too. This is how Venetian restaurant Polpo make theirs – using exactly the same recipe as Caffè Rosso in Campo Santa Margherita in Venice!

Aperol Spritz 

Serves 1 

I N G R E D I E N T S 

1 large green olive, drained of brine
75ml white wine – something simple from Veneto like a Garganega or a Pinot Bianco
50ml either Campari or Aperol
Splash of soda water
1 slice of lemon


Take a large tumbler and fill it with ice.

Push a large green olive (not one that has been kept in oil) onto the end of a cocktail skewer and pop it in the bottom of the glass.

Pour the wine. Pour the Campari or Aperol. Add a short squirt of soda water and then a slice of lemon.

Recipe by Polpo, photography by FamilyStyle Food.

Tags: drinkcocktailproseccoitalianaperol
Posted on 14th April 2016 by Hush