Aperol Spritz

This is another cocktail that has gotten a lot of attention in recent years with the renewed interest in Italian aperitif cocktails.The story goes that when the Austrian Hapsburg Dynasty occupied Italy in the 19th century they found the local wine and spirits too strong and a little unfamiliar. They would ask to have their drinks diluted with a "spritz" of soda water.

Ingredients

  • Glass: large chilled wineglass
  • 3 oz. Prosecco
  • 3 oz. chilled club soda
  • 1 1/2 oz. Aperol
  • Garnish: orange wheel

Instructions

  1. Pour all ingredients into a large chilled wineglass.
  2. Fill glass with ice and stir.
  3. Garnish with orange wheel.
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