Being a Californian, I thought no cocktail could take the place of a salty, lime margarita on a hot summer’s day. And then I moved to Europe and met the Aperol Spritz.
The Italian aperitif has a bitter orange flavor that is not for kids. Not that alcohol is for kids at all… anyway, you know what I mean. This is a grown-up drink. No umbrellas please. The recipe is as follows:
- 3 parts prosecco
- 2 parts Aperol
- 1 splash of soda water
This cocktail is refreshing and unpretentious–perfect with a pizza and jean shorts. Most importantly, that punchy orange color looks great in a photo.
Not convinced? Here are a few more links on my favorite summer drink:
Why an Aperol spritz is the most instagrammable drink
If I had a lot of time on my hands, I would make the rosé spritz
All photos are courtesy of @aperolusa instagram. It’s a fun account to follow, but be warned–you will want to drink an Aperol Spritz every day!