This Italian spritzer has made a name of its own because of its delicious herbaceous, slightly bitter orange flavor. It can be enjoyed at any time and anywhere. One sip of this blood orange Aperol spritz will leave you wanting more.
What is Aperol?
Originated in Italy and manufactured by Campari Group. Aperol is a bitter Aperitif made of gentian, rhubarb, and in China and peril amongst many other ingredients.
What is Aperol Spritz?
It is a refreshing Italian wine-based spritzer made up of Prosecco, Aperol, and soda water served with ice and garnish with an orange slice. Moreover, this Italian drink can be drunk at any time of the day so you can too.
What kind of alcohol is Aperol?
Aperol is Aperitif/liquor with a lower alcohol content than Campari. It has an ABV of around 11% and less bitter with an orange herbaceous taste, though slightly bitter, it does have high sugar content.
What kind of prosecco to use.
I used a brand from Wine and Spirit called Canevel ‘Casa Canevel’ Prosecco Extra Dry. Which I find to be affordable and very delicious. The choice of prosecco will 100 percent affect the taste. If you like your prosecco a particular taste then make sure to purchase the one you like.
Winter Aperol Spritz
Aperol is delicious, you can add it to various cocktails and not just spritzes. I added blood orange because blood orange is produced during the fall/winter season, it’s delicious, flavorful, and compliments the Aperol very well. People think that you can only have spritzes in the summer but I determined that was a lie.
What is a blood orange?
Blood Orange is a variety of orange with crimson, almost colored flesh. Originated in the southern Mediterranean, Blood orange is usually grown in Sicily and Spain. These oranges are a natural mutation and are not crossed with fruit.
When is Blood Orange in season?
December to March in Texas.
November to May in California.
Blood Orange taste notes
Blood oranges have a subtly sweet orange note with a tangy grapefruit taste and a tad bit of tartness.
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Recipes to Try
Blood Orange Aperol Spritz
- 2 oz Aperol
- 2 oz Blood Orange
- 3 oz Prosecco
- Blood Orange Slice for garnish
- Fill your preferred glass with ice. Pour blood orange, Aperol, and then prosecco consecutively.
- Garnish with blood orange slices.
You can adjust base on your liking.
Stir if desired.