Spritz is an Italian cocktail made with prosecco, Aperol or Campari, and soda water. It is refreshing, light, and perfect for any occasion.

Spritz recipe

  • 9 cl Prosecco
  • 6 cl Select/Aperol/Campari/Cynar
  • Splash of soda water

Build all ingredients into a wine glass filled with ice. Stir gently.

Directions for how to make the Spritz

  1. Fill a white wine glass with ice.
  2. Pour 9 cl of Prosecco into the glass.
  3. Choose between Select, Aperol, Campari or Cynar, and pour 6 cl of one of them into the glass.
  4. Add a splash of soda water.
  5. Stir gently.
  6. Serve immediately.

Tips for how to make the perfect Spritz

  • Start with Prosecco: The perfect Spritz requires a good quality Prosecco. Make sure to choose a dry Prosecco as it balances the sweetness of the Aperol or Campari.

  • Add Aperol or Campari: A Spritz needs either Aperol or Campari to give it the distinct citrus and bittersweet flavor. Add just the right amount according to your taste.

  • Add Soda Water: The final ingredient to the recipe is soda water or sparkling water. Add a splash or two to create the perfect balance of fizz and refreshing taste.

  • Ice and a slice of orange: Top off the drink with some ice and a slice of orange for a beautiful and delicious presentation. Enjoy your perfect Spritz!

Alcohol-free alternative to the Spritz

One popular alcohol-free alternative to Spritz is the “Mocktail Spritz.” This refreshing beverage is made with sparkling water, muddled fruit (such as raspberries, strawberries or citrus), and mixers like simple syrup or elderflower syrup. It can be served in a wine glass or a lowball glass over ice with a slice of fruit for garnish. Another alternative is a Blueberry Lemonade Spritz made with blueberries, lemon juice, simple syrup, and soda water. The mixture is then poured over ice and garnished with a lemon slice and a sprig of fresh mint.

Spritz fun facts

  1. Originated in Italy: Originally created in northeastern Italy, the Spritz has become a beloved cocktail all around the world.

  2. Aperol is the most popular liqueur to use: Aperol is the most used liqueur for a Spritz, but the drink can be made with other liqueurs such as Campari or Cynar.

  3. The name comes from the German Word Spritzeń: Spritz means “splash” or “spray” in German.

  4. It’s usually enjoyed as an aperitif: The drink is a popular aperitif in Italy and is perfect for sipping before a meal.

  5. Variations exist: Variations of the drink can be made by adding different flavors such as cucumber, lemon, or strawberry to give the drink a unique flavor.