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Aperol Spritz
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5 from 1 vote

Venetian Aperol Spritz

Wonderfully refreshing on a hot summers day, the Aperol Spritz is a Venetian classic. Serve over ice with a slice of orange and an olive.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Alcoholic Drink, Drink
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 1 serving


  • 40 ml Aperol or Campari or Cynar
  • 60 ml Prosecco
  • 20 ml Soda water
  • 1 slice Orange or lemon
  • 1 Large green olive (see notes)
  • Ice cubes


  • Put a handful of ice cubes into a large wine glass or tumbler
  • Pour the Aperol/ Campari/ Cynar over the ice
  • Top up with Processo and soda water
  • Skewer an olive onto a long cocktail stick add to the glass and stir briefly
  • Garnish with the orange or lemon


1. Choose olives preserved in brine rather than oil - otherwise you'll end up with an oily drink. 2. I found Queen Olives at my local Waitrose - they are the biggest I've seen in the UK