A Refreshing Spritz

Transport yourself to the Amalfi Coast as you indulge in a refreshing Italian Spritz. Sometimes, made with Aperol, sometimes made with Campari , this beautiful cocktail is simple to make, light and fresh, and a great excuse to use up that winter citrus. Being in California we are lucky to have access to citrus all year long, so this is a Spring get-together staple in the Cook-Adair household.

What you’ll need:

  • Glass
  • Ice
  • Aperitif (Aperol or Campari)
  • Sparking water (we like orange, lemon, or lime flavored)
  • Champagne
  • An Orange (for squeezing and for garnish)

I like to fill up my glass with ice first. I love a cold beverage, and this helps with my measuring. It’s not precise measurements, its more like “ish”measuring.

I like to put about 2/3 champagne in my glass first. From there, add the Aperol (or Campari), and I’d say to fill your glass 3/4 of the way up!

Then, add your Sparkling water, add a squeeze of fresh orange juice, stir, garnish and ENJOY!

Oh, and here’s a fun tip courtesy of my Grandma Gloria. If you open a bottle of champagne, but aren’t able to finish in one sitting (it’s rare I know, but JUST IN CASE) put a spoon in the champagne upside down and then put it in the fridge. For some reason, this helps keep the bubbles. Don’t ask me why, just trust me, it works! It will work for a few days.

And there you have it. A super easy cocktail, a taste of Italy, and a trick to save to champagne! Enjoy!

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