How to make the Aperol Spritz

2019 marks the 100 year anniversary of Aperol. Created back in 1919 in Padova, Italy, it’s also the key ingredient in the perfect aperitivo drink: the Aperol Spritz. The thing is, there is a right way and a wrong way to make this drink, as Stefano Catino of Maybe Frank says.

“It’s a very easy drink to make, you might think,” he says. “But a lot of people are screwing this drink up.”

That’s right. There’s but three ingredients in this drink — four if you count the ice — but a simple recipe, if not done right, can end in some pretty terrible drinking.

Aperol Spritz

  • 60 ml Aperol 
  • 90 ml Italian Prosecco DOC
  • soda water (A dash of )
  1. In a large wine glass, add ingredients first and fill with plenty of ice.
  2. Garnish with an orange wedge.