Aperol Spritzes with Preserved Orange Slices

Aperol Spritzes with Preserved Orange Slices

It’s summer and it’s officially Spritz season again! I love a refreshing cocktail on the weekend and this recipe for classic Aperol Spritzes with Preserved Orange Slices fits the bill. Up your game by garnishing your drink with a preserved orange slice. The process is simple and the result is elevated! I also use large ice cubes that keep the cocktails colder longer. I hope you are able to find some time to relax and enjoy the summer weather this weekend!

Serving Size: Serves 4



For Preserved Orange Slices:

2 oranges

3 tablespoons of superfine sugar

For Spritzes:

4 large ice cubes

6 ounces Aperol

12 ounces prosecco

3 ounces club soda



For Preserved Orange Slices:

Set the oven to 200 degrees.

Cut the orange into thin slices, preferably using a mandoline.

Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly spray it with cooking spray.

Lay the orange slices on the sheet in a single layer.

Sprinkle the orange slices with a thin layer of superfine sugar.

Bake the oranges for two hours.

For the Spritz:

In a wine glass, use tongs to place a large ice cube in the glass.

Pour 1 1/2 ounces of Aperol into each glass.

Pour 3 ounces of prosecco into each glass.

Top the mixture with 3/4 ounce of club soda, each.

Garnish with a preserved orange slice and enjoy!