Here are the best spritz recipes to try! Liquor, soda and sparkling wine make these bubbly drinks, from the classic Aperol spritz to more unique spins.

Spritz recipes

The most refreshing cocktails on the planet? Meet the Spritz family! A spritz is a cocktail that’s a blend of sparkling wine (usually Prosecco), bitter liqueur, and soda water. The most famous spritz of all is the popular Aperol spritz, a classic cocktail on the list of IBA official cocktails. But there are many ways to make this bubbly drink by varying the liquor! Spritzes are perfect for summer, but you can drink them in any season. Bubbly and refreshing never goes out of style.

Here are our top 5 must-try spritz recipes. Start with the classic with Aperol, then branch out to bitter Campari, fruity St Germain and cool, crisp Lillet Blanc. There’s something for everyone!

And now…the best spritz recipes to try!

What’s the spritz ratio?

The classic spritz ratio is present in all of the recipes above. The basic idea is to use the following quantities of each ingredient:

  • 3 parts sparkling wine (Prosecco or champagne)
  • 2 parts liqueur
  • 1 part soda water

Once you’ve memorized this ratio, you can use it to make endless variations. You can do them with any type of liqueur: feel free to get creative! Let us know what you try in the comments below.

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Aperol spritz

Aperol Spritz


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

The classic Aperol spritz is worth the hype! It’s light and bubbly, with hints of citrus and herbs: one of the most refreshing mixed drinks of all time.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) Aperol, chilled
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) Prosecco or other sparkling wine, chilled
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) soda water
  • Ice (try clear ice!)
  • For the garnish: orange wedge, a straw if you like

Instructions

  1. Add the Aperol to a glass filled with ice and stir. Top with the sparkling wine and soda water.
  2. Squeeze in the orange wedge and stir gently, then serve. Serve with a straw to minimize dilution!
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Spritz

More summer drinks

Spritzes are bubbly and light, perfect for lazy afternoons, pool parties, or dinner parties on the patio. They work in any season, of course…but they’re especially fitting for summer. Here are some more easy breezy summer drinks:

Last updated: October 2020

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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