I’ll be the first to admit I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Aperol Spritz, but when we were in Helsinki, Finland with Princess Cruises, we ate lunch in a very quaint and cozy restaurant called Juuri – a must-go if you’re in Helsinki! The server recommended I order a Lingonberry Aperol Spritz… I was hesitant, but went with it since Lingonberry is a staple in Scandinavian dishes. You’ve probably seen it in Ikea in the form of cookies or jam! To my surprise, I absolutely loved this version of an Aperol Spritz cocktail! It had the perfect sweetness and Lingonberry was the exact ingredient to make this spritzer a favorite of mine! It also complimented the orange in it, so it really tasted more like a berry drink. I wanted to create my own at home, so I ordered this bottle of Swedish Lingonberry syrup, which worked perfectly! I will always keep this syrup on hand to make Lingonberry Aperol Spritzes for guests! I love serving a little twist on the classic Aperol Spritz recipe and a slice of Finland when I entertain! Isn’t that what traveling is all about?! Exploring and then adding in little pieces of your favorite parts from the trip into life back home… it is for me at least! And of course, sharing it here with all of you! Hope you enjoy it and stay charming!
This post is in collaboration with Princess Cruises.
LINGONBERRY APEROL SPRITZ
- 3 ounces cava or prosecco
- 2 ounces Aperol
- 1 ounce lingonberry syrup
- 1 ounce soda water
- Combine the ingredients in a glass
- Stir and fill to the top with ice
- Add in an orange slice