Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Aperol Spritz

These past few weeks have been pretty hectic.  All of my final papers were due for my masters program and Dave and I moved into our new apartment.  So after 50+ pages of writing on and on about higher education and after numerous cuts and bruises from lifting and moving furniture, I figured that it was time for a drink!

I now have a couple of weeks off until the craziness of the fall semester begins again, but in the meantime, I am treating myself with rest, relaxation, and Aperol! Aperol is an Italian aperitif (similar to Campari but sweeter with an orange taste) and has only been around for a few years in the US, but if you can get your hands on some, it will be well worth the buy!

Aperol Spritz
Ingredients:
-1 ounce Aperol (for a larger glass use 2 ounces)
-2-3 ounces Prosecco
-Splash of soda water
-Orange for garnish

Directions:
In a chilled glass, pour in the Aperol. Then, pour the Prosecco and finish with a splash of soda water.  Garnish with an orange slice or peel.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

*Warning: Consuming Aperol Spritz may cause happiness, feelings of relaxation, and an overall sense of calmness - just what a grad student needs! ;) Pin It

24 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous cocktail, I'll have 2 please!! :)

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  2. Ohh I love both aperol and spritz! Have fun and rest now! Also, congrats on the new apartment! :-)

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  3. I wouldn't mind joining you with a glass! Enjoy your fee time and the new appartment.

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  4. Your warning got me! I so need this right now but I'm just too exhausted to go out and find a bottle of Aperol ... sigh. If I stare at this long enough do you think I'd get happy, relaxed and calm?

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  5. hahaha well if you cannot find aperol you can try making sgropino which is with vodka, champagne, and lemon sorbet! Also very delicious!

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  6. Yes, you definitely deserve a little cocktail time! I've never heard of aperol, but it sure makes a gorgeous drink!

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  7. Such a beautiful cocktail! Love anything made with prosecco! And if I had a glass, I'd raise it to you for getting through such a stressful week! : )

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  8. Oh what a great boozy brunch cocktail . I love it

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  9. Lizzy... you have to get your hands on this stuff!

    Anne - Thank you! :)

    Mike - We should have brunch every day! ;)

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  10. Awesome cocktail and it is certainly well deserved!

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  11. Your cocktail looks great :) Congrats on the Top 9 :D

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  12. I became enamored of Aperol Spritz cocktails in Vienna, of all places. They are mad for them there. Though they're sometimes called Aperol G'spritz ... One of my favorite hot weather drinks!

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  13. Beautiful cocktail! Congrats on top 9!

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  14. Hi there! I'm italian and we love to drink Aperol Spritz before dinner! Is a popular cocktail in the upper regions.
    Greetings from Italy!
    Cristina

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  15. Hi Cristina! I'm glad you approve! My grandmother is from Italy so I am always trying to live up to her recipes! :)

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  16. Sounds like a delicious cocktail! Might have to be on the lookout for some aperol!

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  17. Oh wow! That reminds me of one of the greatest discoveries in a bar in Italy and you've given me the bug to travel with this glass or two. Congratulations on your papers and the move. You certainly deserve a few glasses! Cheers - and just seen you're on top9 with this! BRAVO. xo

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  18. Congrats on your top 9 post today. These sound perfectly refreshing Elyse!

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  19. Wow, this looks so refreshing! I have never had, or heard of Aperol. Love learning about new food and drinks, thank you for sharing! Hugs, Terra

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  20. Looks cool and refreshing and it sounds like you REALLY deserve this. Enjoy and rest.

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  21. Enjoy your rest and good luck with the Fall semester!

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  22. These look fantastic! And perfect for this morning's brunch. I made a similar drink a few months ago and I still have some aperol sitting around!

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  23. Congrats on Top 9! What a wonderful cocktail. :-)

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