Aperol Spritz

Our recipe of the absolute aperitif classic
Aperol Spritz Rezept Aperitif
leicht (bis 10%)
Prohibitions (1920 - 1933)
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Aperol Spritz

The Aperol Spritz is the classic aperitif on hot summer days and brings Italian flair to your next garden party. It owes its alternative name Veneziano to its birthplace. The classic with Aperol is considered one of the most popular cocktails in the world and can be varied in many ways. Get a piece of Italy at home now and mix your own Aperol Spritz easily!

  • Prep Time1 min
  • Cook Time5 min
  • Total Time6 min
  • Yield1 jar
  • Serving Size120 ml
  • Energy219 cal
  • Cuisine
    • italienisch
  • Course
    • Getränk
  • Cooking Method
    • Stir


For your Aperol Spritz

  • 60 ml prosecco*
  • 40 ml Aperol
  • 20 ml mineral water
  • 1 slice orange (organic)
  • Ice cube


  • Wine glass
  • Bar spoon


Pre-chill the glass (250 ml) in the freezer. This keeps your drink refreshingly cold for a longer time.
Wash the orange hot and cut into thin slices
. Take the glass out of the freezer and put 3 to 4 ice cubes and an orange slice in the glass. Then pour in the Prosecco and the Aperol. Now add a shot of mineral water and your Aperol Spritz is ready!
  • Nährwerte

  • 1 servings per container
  • Serving Size120 ml
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories219
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Carbohydrate11.2 g275 g4.07%
  • Dietary Fiber0.3 g28 g1.07%
  • Total Sugars11.2 g
  • Protein0.2 g50 g0.4%
  • Calcium22.2 mg1300 mg1.71%
  • Iron0.3 mg18 mg1.67%
  • Potassium69.2 mg4700 mg1.47%
  • Vitamin A0.0015 mcg900 mcg0%
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)6.8 mg90 mg7.56%
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)0.012 mg1.2 mg1%
  • Phosphorus8.1 mg1250 mg0.65%
  • Iodine0.02124 mcg150 mcg0.01%
  • Magnesium6.7 mg420 mg1.6%
  • Manganese0.1 mg2.3 mg4.35%
  • Chloride6.5 mg2300 mg0.28%
  • Alkohol11.3 g

The roots of Aperol

The history of Aperol Spritz begins in the early 20th century in Italy, more precisely in 1919, when brothers Luigi and Silvio Barbieri invented the bittersweet liqueur from rhubarb, cinchona bark, gentian root and a secret mixture of herbs. The brothers’ goal was to create an aperitif that would be lighter, fresher, and contain significantly less alcohol than the usual aperitifs of the time.

The origin of the Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz, which is so well-known today, only became popular in the 1950s, although the bitter liqueur has been around since 1919. The cocktail has its origin in the Veneto region. It is an interpretation of the Austrian Spritz, a mixture of white wine and soda water.

Inspired by their neighbors, the Italians adapted the recipe, replacing the white wine with Aperol and most of the mineral water with domestic Prosecco*. That was the birth of the Aperol Spritz.

The spread of the Aperol Spritz

The Aperol Spritz has experienced a rapid rise in recent decades, first in Italy and then throughout Europe. Three main factors have contributed to the appreciation and diffusion of this delicious drink in Italy and throughout Europe:

  • Summer refreshment: Aperol Spritz is a refreshing drink that is perfect for warm summer evenings. This characteristic has contributed to its popularity, especially as a vacation drink on hot summer days.
  • Easy preparation: The preparation is very simple. This is one of the reasons why it is popular in bars and restaurants around the world. In addition, its ingredients are available practically everywhere and the recipe is so uncomplicated that it can be easily prepared even by beginners and amateur bartenders.
  • Marketing: The Italian beverage group Gruppo Campari* finally acquired the brand rights in 2003 and relied on extensive marketing campaigns to present Aperol Spritz to an international audience. And with success: the Aperol Spritz is now one of the most popular drinks in the world.

The popularity of the Aperol Spritz today

Today, Aperol Spritz stands for summer dolce vita and is enjoyed in bars, restaurants and at private events all over the world. This is mainly due to its bright, intense color and fresh, tart taste. Whether for brunch, as an aperitif before dinner, or simply as a refreshing afternoon drink in the summer – it has established itself as a timeless classic and inspires people of all ages and cultures.

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