It's officially feeling like summer has arrived – we're hot, we're sweating, we're ready for a drink. When the heat has already begun to mess with your head (and makeup, and hair, and clothing), wine feels heavy and beer can be a lot to get through. Enter the spritz: icy, bubbly, tangy perfection. Exceedingly simple to throw together, the spritz isn't just for Italian getaways and trendy restaurants anymore. Today, we're breaking down how to achieve your own aperitivo Italiano right at home whether you're grilling in your backyard with friends or simply celebrating a summer Friday.
Reporter: Heather Ash
Aperol vs. Campari
Mix It Up
So, you feel pretty confident with your spritz skillz and want to mix it up. Maybe you now prefer the stronger taste of Campari to Aperol or have found the perfect Prosecco for your spritzing pleasure. Below are some ideas we love to shake up your spritz:
• Make it (more) rosy: swap Prosecco for dry sparkling rosé and plain soda water for lemon soda water, a la Bon Appétit. Recipe here →
• Make it floral: start with your traditional spritz and add one ounce (or part, you know what to do) of Elderflower liqueur like Drizly suggests. Recipe here →
• Make it juicy: ditch the soda water all together in favor of 1oz fresh orange juice and ½oz fresh grapefruit juice for even more tang as Mr. Porter does. Recipe here →