Aperol Spritz, the original recipe from Italy

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Aperol Spritz: One of the most known and loved cocktails from Italy.  A classical one, an unmissable one for a proper Italian aperitivo: the Aperol Spritz. Everybody in the world knows this beverage but a few people know the perfect and traditional recipe so it’s not uncommon to drink something called Spritz but which is, in reality, far from the real one.

The origins of the spritz are really unknown and finding the real ones, today, it’s not that easy though history says, for what it’s worth, that it’s all about the presence of the Austrian soldiers in the Veneto region; they just “stretched” the regional wine with sparkling water.

The inhabitants of Triveneto claim that the real spritz is prepared by mixing white wine and sparkling water because the purpose has always been, with a spritz, to prevent those who spend too much time at the bar getting drunk; Aperol, according to them, was added later but today the Aperol Spritz is definitely the most known and loved.

The following is the original Italia recipe of the Spritz, no unnecessary ingredients added, just get a tumbler or a large balloon glass and follow the recipe.

Always remember to follow the order of the ingredients so that the Aperol won’t settle at the bottom of the glass.

Ingredients for 1 serving

  • 2 parts of Aperol
  • 3 parts of prosecco
  • 1 splash of Soda
  • Ice
  • Slice of orange


  1. Start by adding ice to the glass then pour in the Prosecco, the Aperol, and the soda.
  2. Topping with a slice of orange. Stir and serve.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

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Categories: Cocktail recipes, Drinks & Cocktails, Recipes, Traditional Italian recipes
Article written by Veruska Anconitano aka La Cuochina Sopraffina
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