I’m sharing the Italian Spritz cocktail recipe for you to join Italians in a musical flashmob against Coronavirus!

In these challenging days, at six pm every day, we are going out to our balconies or windows, to sing or play iconic songs like the “Inno di Mameli,” “Azzurro,” or “Il cielo è sempre più blu.” It is also aperitivo time, so many appear with a beer, a glass of wine, or a Spritz!
Want to join the Resistance? That’s why I’m sharing the recipe for the Italian Spritz.

Italian Spritz cocktail in a glass
Aperol Spritz with prosecco in a glass and orange slices

MATERA

The city of Sassi.

VENICE

The city of Opulence.

FLORENCE

The city of Renaissance.

The Aperol Spritz cocktail is a recipe from the Southern Summer Simposio cookbook.

What was once just a way to consume a lighter wine – when it was too early in the day to get tipsy – has become the trendiest aperitivo in Italy and perhaps the world.
In Veneto, during the evening break, workers used to add a little sparkling water to dilute wines that in that region are quite strong.
Years have passed, influences have happened, and here we are, enjoying an excellent drink that gives you happiness just by looking at its vibrant colors!

Here’s how to make Aperol Spritz with prosecco.

Aperol Spritz cocktail recipe

Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Claudia Rinaldi

Ingredients

  • 2.5 fl oz Prosecco 7.5 cl
  • 1.7 oz Aperol, Campari, or Select 5 cl
  • 0.8 fl oz sparkling mineral water, soda, or Seltz 2.5 cl
  • a slice of orange

Instructions

  1. Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice.

  2. Pour in the Prosecco. The Prosecco goes first because the Aperol, Select, or whatever you chose contains more sugar, is more dense, and consequently, if poured first, would remain on the bottom and stratify the drink. The bubbles in the Prosecco instead, besides making it lighter, automatically start mixing the ingredients, sparing you from the incumbency. Also, because the less you mix, the more sparkling your drink is.

  3. Pour in the Aperol or else and finally the seltz or sparkling water.

  4. Serve with the orange slice on the side of the glass.

Enjoy your Spritz and sing out loud your love for life!

Claudia