This frozen Aperol Spritz Cocktail 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 topped with an orange slice.
Have you tried an Aperol Spritz? They are such a refreshing summer drink and remind me of being in Italy. They are typically made with Aperol, Prosecco, sparkling water, and ice and are 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 for that reason)!
While regular Aperol Spritzes are delicious, the frozen kind gives them a run for their money! Especially in summer. The frozen kind 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.
- Aperol - You can find this is in any liquor store! It's 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.
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 than Campari, and has a bit of an orange flavor to it. It also has a bit of an orange-red color, making for a vibrant cocktail!
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.