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Aperol Spritz, The Authentic Italian Recipe

Spritz is one of the most loved and prepared cocktails for aperitifs. Perfect in any season, even for a refreshing after dinner, let's see together its authentic recipe
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Aperol Spritz, The Authentic Italian Recipe
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep 10 minutes
  • Servings 1 glass

The Spritz is one of the emblems of sunny summer aperitifs, with a fresh and sparkling taste that suits any appetizer you have in mind to prepare and has always met everyone’s taste.

The history of this Aperitif Cocktail, is quite ancient and seems to go back to the Austrian soldiers who, stationed in Veneto, diluted its wine with sparkling water. The name therefore derives from the Austrian word “spritzen” meaning spritze, indicating the final addition to the cocktail of sparkling water.

The Cocktail Spritz as we know it today, on the other hand, dates back to the early ‘900s when Aperol was inaugurated in the city of Padua at a fair. So this is the Original Recipe of the Spritz, prepared with the Aperol and thus with a slight bitter aftertaste that pleasantly caresses the palate with its fresh fizzy notes.

If you are looking for more tasty Cocktail Recipes try the original recipes for the Margarita, the Dry Martini, the Moscow Mule and the Cosmopolitan.

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  1. To make the Aperol Spritz, fill a cocktail glass with ice, then add white wine, Aperol and finally sparkling water.

  2. Gently stir the cocktail and garnish with the orange slice. Your Spritz is ready to be enjoyed!


If you like a Spritz with asweeter flavor, you can replace the Aperol with Campari.


We recommend serving the Spritz in a rock glass or in a wine goblet.


The Spritz should be prepared and served on the spot, so we advise against storing it.