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Aperol Spritz: David Verzello

Aperol Spritz

Whenever a new guest arrives I always try to greet them with an inviting tray filled brilliant orange Aperol Spritzes. It is the perfect introduction to Tuscany and my drink of choice all summer long. The bright citrus and herbal and ever so slightly bitter flavor of the Aperol liquor is elevated by the effervescence from the sweet Procecco and splash of Pellegrino. These are great by the pool. I recommend you make a pitcher to last the afternoon.


3 oz. Aperol
4 oz. Prosecco
Splash of Pellegrino
Ice cubes
Orange slice for garnish

Fill a large wine glass with ice then add the Aperol and Procecco. Top glass with Pellegrino and garnish with a slice of orange.