summer cocktail: aperol spritz with a twist
A summer time spritz is one of my go to’s for a refreshing summer cocktail. I love this recipe because of the addition of mango and orange sparkling water. It’s not needed for a yummy drink, but a great addition! Full recipe below.
what you need:
- prosecco or champagne of your liking
- orange mango sparkling water
- orange and mango slices for garnish and to use for your ice cubes
A traditional aperol spritz is aperol, prosecco, and a splash of soda water. I swapped out the soda water for the more flavorful orange mango sparkling water. I also add a little less of the aperol just because it has a strong flavor and can taste bitter at times. Do a taste test first and see what amounts you like the best!
- 1 oz aperol
- 2 oz prosecco
- 1 oz sparkling water
- lots of ice in a glass and top with fruit garnish and festive straw
fresh fruit ice cubes
Since I had the extra pieces of orange and mango fruit, I went ahead and made some ice cubes. I used a juicer, but if you only did the oranges you wouldn’t need a juicer. I use a juicer a lot, so I have one but you don’t need to purchase one for these ice cubes – just leave out the mango (it’s delicious to eat on it’s own) and juice the oranges.