Summer is now in full swing at The Blind Pig household, and what can make summer better than the perfect summer cocktail? It is no secret around here that Rhonda loves anything that has spritz in the name, and lately the Aperol Spritz has been her go-to drink of choice. It’s low hassle and easy to order or make. We paired this popular drink with strawberries, because what says summer better than anything with strawberries?
This cocktail is very easy to make, but you will need to plan ahead. A day or two prior to making the drink you will need to slice some fresh strawberries and infuse them with some Aperol. We only infused about a cup of Aperol with a cup of strawberries, because we knew we were only going to be making a few drinks at a time. If you are planning on making Strawberry Aperol Spritzes for a crew, then you may want to infuse a half of a bottle or more. Place the Aperol and strawberries in the fridge and wait one to two days. 🙂
When you are ready to serve your drinks, you will need fresh strawberries and orange slices for garnish, strawberry infused Aperol, and a bottle of your favorite chilled prosecco. Since Aperol Spritzes are usually served with a large cube of ice, make sure you have some on hand.
Add 2 ounces of strawberry infused Aperol to the glass with large cube of ice. Pour 4-5 ounces of prosecco over the top. Lightly stir. Garnish with an orange slice and fresh strawberries. Delish!
We were surprised by the hint of the sweet strawberries that came through and the Aperol did not overpower the strawberries. The orange slice gave the drink a nice hint of citrus. We are used to serving our Aperol Spritzes with an olive, but now may switch to the orange!
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Strawberry Aperol Spritz
- 2 ounces of Strawberry Infused Aperol
- 4 ounces of chilled prosecco
- fresh strawberries
- orange slices for garnish
- Add a cup of sliced strawberries to a cup of Aperol and place in the refrigerator for one to two days.
- Add 2 ounces of Strawberry Infused Aperol to glass with ice.
- Top with 4 ounces of prosecco.
- Stir gently.
- Garnish with fresh strawberries and orange slices.
The Strawberry Aperol Spritz allows you to serve a great drink to your friends, and still sit back, relax, and enjoy a delicious toast to summer with drinks, food and friends!
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One thought on “The Spritz of Summer: Strawberry Aperol Spritz”
Love it! One of my favorite Aperol Spritz variations. I would just pour the bubbles first. That way the Aperol and the prosecco mix better with very little effort.