A Winter Aperol Spritz!

Please don’t yell at me for making a winter Aperol spritz!

I’ve changed the game a little and while a winter Aperol spritz is not exactly the original classic… I think you can get into it. Trust me.

This drink is PERFECT for your holiday festivities. It’s festive. And it’s light. It’s refreshing!

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It’s easy to make one or five.

I actually have an aperol spritz punch in my holiday entertaining guide, so you should run and grab that too!

A few months ago, Lacy made us Aperol spritzs on a Saturday night and they were SO good.

Wait. Is it spritz’s? Spritzs? Spritzes? SPRITZ-ZES?

You know. She made them for us here and they were incredible. We’ve been obsessed ever since!

I know that they tend to be a summer drink but I love how refreshing they are after a long week. Yes, they might be even better in the sunshine, but for now I’m going to hole up next to my sparkling Christmas tree and drink a winter Aperol spritz.

Okay! So let’s talk about how I added a little winter love to this baby – because it only comes down to one thing. Cranberry!

The cranberry juice complements the Aperol (which is a little citrusy)  – and the orange peel and the Prosecco so perfectly. It almost makes you think that it could permanently be a part of the drink! It just goes with it. Fits in smoothly. As a result, you basically feel like you’re drinking in the holidays.

An orange twist and a rosemary sprig finish it off. It’s so freaking simple but this just tastes amazing. I’m so glad I bit the bullet and got a bottle of Aperol – it’s now a permanent staple.

And isn’t it the prettiest drink ever?!

How to make a Winter Aperol Spritz

5 from 2 votes
Yield: 1 drink
Winter Aperol Spritz
Total Time:
10 mins
 
This winter aperol spritz cocktail is a seasonal spin on the classic aperol spritz! Festive cranberry and classic orange come together with prosecco and club soda to create a super light and refreshing cocktail for the holidays!
Ingredients
  • 3 ounces Aperol
  • 3 ounces Prosecco
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • 2 ounces club soda I've also used cranberry spindrift for this!
  • 1 orange wedge
  • 1 orange zest twist
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
Instructions
  1. Combine the aperol, prosecco and cranberry in a glass with ice. Add in an orange wedge and a twist. Pop in a sprig of rosemary for festiveness. It's so pretty and easy!

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Totally making a random one this Wednesday night too.