Fruity Strawberry Aperol Spritz

This strawberry Aperol spritz has a velvety texture, and the combination of bitter and sweet elements makes it unique!

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When we first served this Aperol drink for our friends, we discovered that they had all heard about it, but never tasted it. That’s when we decided we wanted to share our recipe with you and spread the word!

Our recipe combines the bittersweet taste of Aperol with the sweet taste of strawberries and the herby taste of basil. We invite you to try out our recipe!

Strawberry Aperol Spritz

This strawberry Aperol spritz has everything we picture when we think of summer drinks. It is pleasantly bittersweet, refreshing, and its bright orange color is a feast for the eyes.

What is Aperol?

Aperol is a classic Italian aperitivo, made of oranges, herbs, and roots with a touch of vanilla. Its taste is best described as bittersweet, which makes this drink quite unique.

Another factor that makes Aperol stand out is its bright orange hue. This makes the drink easily recognizable and – when served in the right glass – it’ll give you summer vibes!

With an ABV of 11%, Aperol is not a very strong drink, making it perfect for mixing.

Did we arouse your curiosity about Aperol drinks yet? Keep reading to find out how to make a delicious strawberry Aperol. 

Strawberry Aperol Spritz Glasses
Look at that color! How can you possibly resist that?

Tips for Making the Best Strawberry Aperol Spritz

Even though this is an easy recipe, you can up your mixing game with the tips we’ve listed for you below.

  • Make sure the prosecco and club soda are chilled before making this drink.
  • If you do not have prosecco, you can also use dry white sparkling wine. 
  • For the ultimate sweetness, choose strawberries that are ripe and juicy.
  • Wash the strawberries first before hulling them. This prevents them from absorbing the water.

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Strawberry Aperol Spritz

Strawberry Aperol Spritz Ingredients

Below you’ll find the ingredients for one drink, but please feel free to serve some for your family and friends. 

This recipe yields one glass of 11 ounces (330 milliliters).

  • 3 fresh basil leaves
  • 2.5 ounces (70 grams) strawberries, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 ounce (30 milliliters) Aperol
  • 3 ounces (90 milliliters) prosecco
  • 3 ounces (90 milliliters) club soda
  • 1 orange slice for garnish
  • Ice cubes

How to Make a Strawberry Aperol Spritz

Enough talking, let’s take a look at how to make this drink.

Pick the fresh basil leaves and place them in a shaker. Gently mash the basil 3 to 4 times to release the juices and enhance the basil taste in your drink. Make sure not to mash them into a pulp.

Add the strawberries on top, and cover with the sugar. If you’re using big strawberries, cut them in half before adding them; this makes the muddling easier. 

Now muddle the strawberries until the strawberries have turned into pulp. 

Fill a glass with ice and add the strawberry basil mixture. Here come the liquids: first add the Aperol, then top with the prosecco and soda water. 

Last but not least, decorate your glass with a strawberry and an orange slice. Cheers, or as the Italians say Salute!  

Strawberry Aperol Spritz Glasses

Strawberry Aperol Spritz

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This strawberry Aperol spritz has a velvety texture, and the combination of bitter and sweet elements makes it unique!

Ingredients

  • 3 fresh basil leaves
  • 2.5 ounces (70 grams) strawberries, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 ounce (30 milliliters) Aperol
  • 3 ounces (90 milliliters) prosecco
  • 3 ounces (90 milliliters) club soda
  • 1 orange slice for garnish
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Place the basil leaves in a cocktail shaker. Gently mash the basil 3-4 times, but make sure not to mash them into pulp
  2. Add the strawberries together with the sugar and muddle until the strawberries have turned into pulp.
  3. Fill a glass with ice and add the strawberry basil mixture.
  4. Now add the Aperol, and top with the prosecco and soda water.
  5. Garnish your drink with a strawberry and slice of orange.
  6. Cheers!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 1g

Disclaimer: Nutrition information is automatically generated by Nutritionix. Actual nutrition values may differ.

This recipe has been developed entirely by A Couple of Sips. Any resemblance to other recipes is purely coincidental.

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