This Frozen Aperol Spritz Cocktail recipe is a unique take on a regular Aperol Spritz. It's blended in the blender for a nice, slushy drink served in a wine glass and garnished with an orange slice. An Aperol slushie is perfect for those hot summer days sipping outdoors.
Have you tried an Aperol Spritz? They are such a refreshing summer drink and remind me of being in Italy. Such an Italian classic to enjoy for happy hour or on a weekend afternoon.
An Aperol Spritz is a cocktail is typically made with Aperol, Prosecco, sparkling water, and ice and is considered a low-alcohol drink. That's great, so you can sip on several of them on a hot day! (We also love the Austrian Hugo Spritz Cocktail and Ranch Water Cocktail for that reason)!
While regular Aperol Spritzes are delicious, the frozen kind gives them a run for their money! Especially in summer. Frozen Aperol Spritzes are made in a blender, so it brings the drink to another level of cooling refreshingness. Like the frose did to the rose.
This frozen aperol spritz recipe is super-easy to make. No shaking required. Just some simple measuring, turn on that blender, pour, and enjoy.
And it's easy to double or triple or quadruple this refreshing frozen cocktail.
What is Aperol?
If you haven't had Aperol before, it is a bit bitter. Italians love their bitter liquors like Aperol and Campari (which goes into a Negroni). Aperol is much less bitter and sweeter than Campari, and has a bit of an orange flavor to it. It also has a bright orange pink color, making for a vibrant cocktail!
Aperol is also lower in alcohol percentage (ABV- alcohol by volume), so it's perfect for a light, low-alcohol cocktail like the Aperol Spritz.
- Aperol - You can find this is in any liquor store! It's bight orange, slightly bitter, and delicious.
- Prosecco - Prosecco is sort of the Italian version of champagne. It's bubbly and delicious.
- Ice - You'll use the ice when you blend up the cocktail! It's what give it the slushy, frozen texture.
- Orange slice (for garnish)
A regular Aperol spritz is served over ice and uses both sparkling water and Prosecco. For our frozen Aperol spritz, the ice sort of mellows everything out enough that we leave the sparkling water out of the drink.
How to serve it:
We absolutely love serving these in wine glasses, just like a classic Aperol Spritz. However, you can serve them in lowball glasses or whatever you have lying around! And we like to garnish with a slice of orange or grapefruit and then serve with a straw for premium Aperol slushie sipping.
Aperol spritzes are a frozen cocktail that are best served immediately. However, if you have any leftover, leave it in your blender jar, and pop your blender jar in the freezer. Then when you're wanting the rest of the cocktail, just reblend, and our into your glass.
We also love enjoying our frozen Aperol slushies with something simple and fresh. Here are some ideas:
- Easy Bruschetta
- Peach Panzanella Salad
- Asparagus Pesto Puff Pastry Tart
- Pan Con Tomate
- Roasted Asparagus with Tomatoes
- Salmon and Goat Cheese Crostini
Frozen Aperol Spritz Cocktail
- 3 oz Prosecco
- 2 oz Aperol
- 2 cups ice
- orange slice for garnish
- Pour the Prosecco, Aperol, and ice into a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a wine glass and garnish with an orange slice.