Camille Styles

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Ginger-Citrus Aperol Spritz

July 13th, 2017

Ahhh, summer in Tuscany… There’s nothing quite like it. On our last day in Florence, we spent the afternoon on the rooftop of Hotel Continentale sipping on Italy’s signature summer cocktail, the Aperol Spritz. And we weren’t the only ones — it seemed like everyone in sight also had a bright orange cocktail in hand. After Camille and Adam raved about the beautifully garnished spritzes they had at La Menagere, I was excited to try my hand at creating my own version to bring that dolce vita back to the States.

Ginger-Citrus Aperol Spritz

aperol spritz, an italian summer cocktail

Serves 6


  • 375 milliliter of Aperol
  • 375 milliliter of Prosecco
  • 12 oz. of ginger ale
  • ice
  • citrus slices, cucumber ribbons, blackberries, and basil leaves for garnish


In a large pitcher, mix together Aperol, Prosecco, and ginger ale. Cut citrus slices and place them up against the inside of the glass, then fill with ice. Pour cocktail into glasses and garnish with a blackberry, cucumber ribbon, and basil leaf.

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  1. Celestine says:

    “I kept mine fresh with clementines, blueberries, cucumber, and basil.” Those are blackberries, as listed in the ingredients.

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