Venice-Style Prosecco Spritz

Inspired by the Austrian spritzer, this Italian spritz adaptation includes a punch of Aperol and vermouth to add depth without losing any of the classic wine cocktail's brightness.
The Aperol Spritz / Getty

Courtesy Eduardo Porto Carreiro, beverage director, Ford Fry Restaurants, Atlanta

Born in Venice, the spritz was popularized during the rule of the Austrian Empire. It was inspired by Austria’s “spritzer,” which was crafted from equal parts white wine and sparkling water. Over time, various liquors and bitters were added to the drink, which created the famed, neon-orange colored cocktail.

Simple Cocktail Recipes for Leftover Wine
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce Aperol, or similar bright-and-balanced aperitivo
  • 1 ounce dry vermouth
  • ½ ounce sparkling water
  • 3 ounces Prosecco
  • Lime wheel (for garnish)
Directions

Add ingredients to wine glass filled with ice and stir gently to incorporate. Garnish with lime wheel.

Published on March 15, 2018


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