Bestselling author and television host Ina Garten, who shared this recipe for an Aperol Spritzer (pictured in the back on the right) from her book Cooking for Jeffrey, explains, “Aperol is an Italian aperitif that’s made from bitter orange and rhubarb. It’s similar to Campari but lighter, and in the summer, this cocktail of Prosecco, Aperol and sparkling water is the most refreshing drink.”
- 1 (750 ml) bottle Prosecco, chilled
- 12 ounces Aperol, such as Barbieri
- San Pellegrino or other sparkling water, chilled
- 6 half-round slices of orange or blood orange
For each drink, fill a 14- to 16-ounce tumbler three-quarters full with ice. Fill each glass two-thirds full with Prosecco, add 2 ounces of the Aperol, a splash of San Pellegrino, and an orange slice, and stir. Serve ice cold. Makes 6 drinks.
Reprinted from Cooking for Jeffrey. Copyright © 2016 by Ina Garten. Photographs by Quentin Bacon. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.