Enjoy this weekend with the perfect summer drink! This sparkling rosé aperol spritz is bubbly and citrusy and ideal for a hot sunny day. Garnish with peach slices and enjoy the refreshing glass! 

It’s Thursday and I hope you’re thirsty!

sparkling rosé aperol spritz

For the most perfect aperol spritz, of course!

pouring aperol over crushed ice

Gosh, I just love the spritz.

It’s so beautiful and bright. So bubbly! And photogenic. So delicious. 

An aperol spritz is one of the only drinks I really missed and craved when I was pregnant. I love how bubbly and refreshing they are, especially on a hot summer day.

In fact, last week while on vacation I had the most *perfect* spritz. Which meant it was high time to share this one with you today.

pouring sparkling rosé in aperol spritz

When it comes to a classic aperol spritz, I tend to like a splash more of the bubbly than the aperol. Most recipes call for equal parts of aperol and prosecco, but I usually add just a hint more of the prosecco – and in this case, sparkling dry rosé! The effervescence gets me every time. 

And when I make these for guests, they also love the extra splash of bubbly.

sparkling rosé aperol spritz

I love prosecco so much but also love to switch things up with a sparkling rosé. Make sure to grab one that isn’t very sweet. Combine the aperol and sparkling rosé in the glass, top with some soda and garnish with a few peach slices, because SUMMER!

Hello, I’d like one of these every single day please. 

(P.S. I do have a wonderful winter aperol spritz for when we’re all floating in holiday lights and snow. Bookmark it!)

sparkling rosé aperol spritz

A few other ways I like to fancy things up?

As mentioned above, I love to use a fresh peach slice in the summer instead of the orange slice. OR use it in addition to the orange slice. There’s room for everyone!

I also like to use frozen peach slices for ice cubes. 

YES.

sparkling rosé aperol spritz

This is some summer brilliance right here. I think one of you may have actually told me about it YEARS ago. I’ve done it ever since. Buy a bag of frozen peaches and instead of using lots of ice in your aperol spritz, throw in a handful of frozen peaches. I add a little extra crushed ice too, just because I’m a sucker for crushed ice. 

The peaches keep the drink cold, don’t water it down like ice cubes do AND add a little peach flavor to the drink. Which is incredible. It also often complements the rosé you’re using!

Plus the best bonus part: um the peaches are fabulous to eat as the thaw. Just imagine! Peach slices infused with aperol spritz flavors. OMG.

sparkling rosé aperol spritz

This is easily my summer cocktail this year! While I love tequila and soda for something on the lighter side, this rosé aperol spritz is so fun to make on the weekends.

And in the summer, I declare the weekend to start on Thursday. 

So here we go! 

sparkling rosé aperol spritz

Rosé Aperol Spritz

Rosé Aperol Spritz

The perfect summer drink! This sparkling rosé aperol spritz is bubbly and citrusy and perfect for a hot day. Garnish with peach slices!
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Ingredients

  • crushed ice
  • frozen peaches, used as ice cubes (optional)
  • 3 ounces Aperol
  • 4 ounces sparkling dry rosé
  • 1 ounce club soda (plain or citrus flavor)
  • fresh peach slices for garnish

Instructions 

  • Add the ice (and frozen peaches, if using) to a glass. Pour in the aperol and sparkling rosé. Give a quick stir. Top with the club soda. Drop in a fresh peach slice or two. Drink immediately!
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sparkling rosé aperol spritz

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