La Dolce Vita – The Italian Aperitivo!

I have been loving the ritual of making a cocktail or in the Italian tradition an Aperitivo:)

One of my all time favorites is the Aperol Spritz! Not only is it delicious and easy to make but it uses Aperol as the base, a digestive with naturally bitter orange flavors that can be calming to the belly. As I am all about eating (and drinking) with color it is beautiful!

What you need: Aperol, Prosecco (or Cava), soda water, orange slice, add berries if you like!

In a wine glass or rocks glass for a smaller version: I am not into measuring… but

  • 1 Part Aperol
  • 2 Parts Prosecco
  • Top with Soda water 
  • Garnish with an orange slice and or add berries.
  • Serve over ice

To make it a true aperitivo serve it with light savory snacks. And for the full experience, savor it outside, if you are lucky to have a balcony, a large fire escape or a rooftop!