Strawberry Aperol Spritz Recipe

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A refreshing strawberry Aperol spritz made with Prosecco and juicy strawberries. It has a fruity flavor and is a fun twist on the classic spritz cocktail.

Aperol spritz is one of our favorite summer cocktails. However, our refreshing fruity twist the strawberry Aperol is perfect for Valentine’s Day. We garnish it with a heart-shaped strawberry, so it is sure to make your special someone feel extra loved! Plus, it’s super easy to make!

Strawberry Aperol spritz in wine glasses.

If you’re looking for a beautiful Valentines Day cocktail recipe and love a classic cocktail, this drink is for you! A twist on the classic aperol spritz, but this one has fresh muddled strawberries to give it a fruit flavor and beautiful color.

This would be an awesome drink to serve on our Spitz bar too.

How to Make a Strawberry Aperol Spritz

We will share everything we know for creating a perfect cocktail, answer questions and share our tips. If you want to jump to the recipe, scroll to the bottom of the post where you’ll find the recipe card.

Supplies

Here are a few bar tools you’ll need to make this recipe:

Ingredient Notes

This recipe uses fresh ingredients and is super simple to make. It’s the perfect twist on the classic!

Aperol – An Italian apertif that is fruity, slightly sweet with bitter flavors.

Strawberries – Fresh strawberries are muddled at the bottom of a cocktail shaker.

Prosecco – An Italian sparkling wine that adds a light sweetness to the cocktail.

Soda Water – Club soda will give it that carbonated bubbly. This recipe uses just a splash of water but it makes a huge difference.

ice Cubes – We like to use pretty ice cubes when making this drink.

How to make a strawberry Aperol Spritz.

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle strawberry slices.
  • Add 1 ounce of the Aperol and shake for 20 seconds. You can add ice to make it extra cold.
  • Strain the strawberry mixture over the top of a wine glass filled with ice.
  • Add the remaining Aperol over the top.
  • Top with Prosecco and sparkling water.
  • Garnish with an orange slice and a cute strawberry heart.

Tips for Making This Drink

Make strawberry hearts by using a small heart shaped cookie cutter large straight down the center of the strawberry.

Don’t forget to add the sparkling water, it gives the drink a refreshing flavor and balances out the cocktail.

The strawberries can be hard to strain, so shake the cocktails trainer to get all of the delicious strawberry juice out.

Use a dehydrated orange slice for a festive look.

Serve it with a straw for easy sipping.

Valentine's Day cocktails with Aperol and strawberries.

When to Serve a Strawberry Aperol Spritz

This strawberry Aperol spritz is the perfect summer cocktail and great for any special occasion or brunch. This particular version is especially good when served on Valentine’s Day. It will definitely put a smile on your sweetheart’s face! Here are some more occasions to serve this drink:

  • Girls Valentine’s Day Party
  • Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner
  • Hot Summer Day

What to Serve with This Drink

In Italy Aperol spritz are often paired with Cicchetti, the Italian version of tapas. Some examples are crostini, olives or a charcuterie board.

It can also be enjoyed with other Italian dishes such as pasta or pizza. It’s also delicious with an cheese platter, any of strawberry desserts or a refreshing fruit platter.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of alcohol is Aperol?

Aperol is an Italian apertif that is fruity, slightly sweet and bitter. It has a light orange flavor with hints of herbs and spices, as well as notes of bitterness. It is sweeter than Campari, and because of this, it is more approachable for those who are not used to drinking bitters.

What is the best mixer for Aperol?

The best mixer for Aperol is Prosecco and club soda. The combination of prosecco with the sweet orange-flavored Aperol, and the effervescence of the club soda will make a delicious drink. You can mix it with grapefruit soda or ginger beer.

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Valentine's Day cocktails with Aperol and strawberries.

Strawberry Aperol Spritz

A fun twist on a classic cocktail! This recipe is perfect for a hot summer day or a Valentine's Day celebration!
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 spritz
Calories: 242kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 3 large strawberries, fresh
  • 2 ounces Aperol
  • 3 ounces Prosecco
  • 1 ounce club soda

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle strawberry slices.
    mudding strawberries in a cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice and 1 ounce of the Aperol and shake for 20 seconds to dilute the strawberries.
    How to make a strawberry Aperol Spritz.
  • Strain the strawberry mixture over the top of a wine glass filled with ice.
  • Add the remaining Aperol over the top.
  • Top with Prosecco and sparkling water.
    Valentine's Day cocktails with Aperol and strawberries.
  • Garnish with an orange slice and a cute strawberry heart.

Notes

You can adjust this drink to your liking. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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Strawberry Aperol Spritz.

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