Aperol Spritz (For One)
An Aperol Spritz is one of my very favorite warm-weather cocktails, and it’s certainly one of my favorites to make at home because it’s so easy. In fact, a spritz is SO easy to make that it almost feels a little silly to post a recipe for one. But I do have a couple of tips around how I like to make mine at home usually just for myself, as my husband likes them OK but tends to drink something else unless I really peer pressure him.
If you’ve never tried an Aperol Spritz before, I LOVE them and highly recommend. It’s made of three ingredients: Aperol + Prosecco + Club Soda and then garnished with an orange wedge. It looks very fruity but it actually is slightly bitter (in a good way) and very refreshing. You need absolutely NO bar skills to make a spritz.
Here are my tips for making an Aperol spritz (for one) at home. First, I like to buy the tiny (individual) bottles of Prosecco. If you are hosting a party and making multiple servings then buying a full bottle makes more sense, but when it’s just me at home I don’t want to open a full bottle of Prosecco because it’s just going to go to waste.
Second, I love to use lots of different kinds of sparkling water/club soda. You are only going to use a splash of it in the cocktail itself, so open something that you plan to drink the rest of. I really like this because although I do love to have a cocktail now and again, I still want to stay hydrated so having an almost full bottle of Topo Chico along with my spritz isn’t a bad system to ensure I keep drinking water and not just alcohol.
And last, I usually only use one big slice of an orange in my Aperol Spritz, so I either eat the rest of the orange OR I save it by using a food hugger or beeswax wrap.
Cheers friends! xo. Emma
Aperol Spritz (for one)
- 1 small bottle Prosecco
- 4 oz. Aperol
- big splash of sparkling water
- orange slice for garnish
- Combine ingredients over ice and enjoy.
More commonly, a spritz is equal parts sparkling wine (Prosecco) to Aperol but I tend to make mine more like 2 parts Prosecco to one part Aperol. This is totally up to your own taste, make it how you like it! And don’t forget to drink the rest of the sparkling water.
Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.