Nothing says, "It's cocktail time!" in the summer quite like an Aperol spritz. Aperol, an Italian aperitif made with rhubarb, isn't just beautiful – it's a great way to elevate a variety of classic drinks. This spritz recipe gets a boozy update with the addition of vodka.
- 1 ounce vodka
- 1 1/2 ounces Aperol
- 3 - 4 ounces Prosecco
- Splash of club soda or sparkling water (about 1 ounce per drink)
- Splash of fresh grapefruit or orange juice, if desired
- Grapefruit peel or orange slice or sprig of rosemary, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker with ice, add Aperol and vodka. Shake vigorously.
Add a few ice cubs to a large wine glass or rocks cocktail glass. Pour Aperol-vodka mixture into glass.
Top with prosecco and club soda.
Add a garnish, if desired.