If you’re looking for a sweet, summer cocktail that will make you feel like you’ve been transported straight to the Italian Coast, then this is the recipe for you. My Strawberry Aperol Spritz is bursting with notes of zesty oranges and fresh strawberries, making it feel like summer in a glass. Plus, this cocktail requires only four ingredients, making it so simple and easy to whip up on a warm summer afternoon!
Friends, how many of you are traveling this summer? I wish I was! This summer, I am busy preparing by the launch of my upcoming book, LOVE TO EAT, which comes out in October. Can you believe it?! It feels like time has flown by so quickly, and I can’t believe it’s just a few months away. It’s officially available for pre-order now, and I am so excited to share it with the world!
But because life is going to get extremely busy this fall, I am going to be having a relaxing summer, at home, in San Francisco. Normally I love traveling with my family in the summertime, but this summer calls for lots of quality time and relaxation. So instead of traveling, I’ll be daydreaming about days on the Amalfi Coast with an Aperol Spritz in hand. One day, I’ll get there!
Since I can’t be there this year, I’m bringing a little taste of Italy to home… but with a Kalejunkie twist, of course. This recipe has all of the elements that you know and love about a classic Aperol Spritz, but with a delicious, strawberry twist. If you love a cocktail with a twist, like my No Sugar Added Watermelon Frosé or my Best Avocado Margaritas, then you are going to love this recipe!
If you’ve never had an Aperol Spritz, then let me introduce you to this wonderful drink! Aperol Sprtiz’ are a bubbly apéritif that is often served as a digestive before meals. It’s said that they are meant to help stimulate your appetite, so that you can enjoy your meal better!
Because an Aperol Spritz is Italian, I recommend serving this drink before an Italian or Mediterranean-inspired meal, like my Simple Lemon Garlic Pasta, my 10-Minute Vegan Pistachio Pesto Zucchini Noodles, or my Sheet Pan Lemon-Herb Salmon with Asparagus. You can’t go wrong with pairing my Strawberry Aperol Spritz with these recipes!
A classic Aperol Spritz contains only three ingredients, and this recipe uses only four! It could not be any simpler an easier to whip up this delicious cocktail recipe.
Making this cocktail is the easiest part! Simply start by washing and chopping your strawberries into small pieces, and add them to the bottom of two cocktail glasses. Next, use a muddler to muddle the strawberries together in the glasses. Try to mash them as much as possible, so you can really extract the juice from them!
Then, pour in your Prosecco, Aperol, and club soda. Once done, garnish with some more strawberry slices, and fresh orange slices, if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!
This recipe makes two servings, so it’s perfect for you and a friend (or just for you… because you deserve it. 😉 )
If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a review and rating below! And, since I practically live on Instagram, be sure to tag me in your creations so that I can repost them! xx
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