Rome with a View Cocktail Recipe

Jump to Recipe ⬇️

Rome with a View Nutrition Facts






Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


Rome with a View is a refreshing and vibrant cocktail that was created by mixologist Sam Ross. It is inspired by the classic Italian aperitif, the Aperol Spritz, and the beautiful city of Rome. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a light and fruity drink with a touch of bitterness. It is often enjoyed during the summer months, while taking in the stunning views of Rome's historical landmarks.

How Rome with a View Tastes?

Rome with a View has a bright, citrusy, and slightly bitter taste. It is a well-balanced cocktail with a refreshing and crisp finish. The combination of Aperol, lime, and mint gives it a zesty and invigorating flavor, while the Prosecco adds a touch of sweetness and effervescence.

Interesting facts about Rome with a View

  • Rome with a View is a modern twist on the classic Aperol Spritz, which is a popular Italian aperitif.
  • The cocktail's name is a play on the phrase 'Room with a View,' which is often used to describe hotel rooms with stunning views.
  • The vibrant orange color of the cocktail is reminiscent of the beautiful sunsets in Rome.



A little sweet, a bit bitter, Aperol is the heart of the cocktail, giving it color and complexity. Use 1 oz - it's just right to not overpower the drink. Less, and you'll miss the depth; more, and it becomes too dominant. Substitute Campari for a bitter twist, but that's another story altogether!

Alex Green


The life of the party - Prosecco adds the fizz! At 2 oz, it provides a refreshing effervescence without diluting the flavors too much. Less fizz would make a flat impression, more could drown out the other notes. Swap with champagne for a posh version, but keep it classy.

Mary Mitkina

Fresh Lime Juice

0.75 oz of lime juice for that zesty zing! Less juice, and it might be too subtle; more, and the sourness could overshadow the sweet notes. If you're out of lime, lemon could work, but expect a tarter taste altogether.

Emma Rose

Simple Syrup

Just a whisper at 0.5 oz - it's the sweet undertone that balances the acidity. If you go without, the drink might come out too sharp; too much, and it's candyland in a glass. Agave syrup could substitute for a more earthy sweetness.

Alex Green

Fresh Mint Leaves

Six leaves to mint condition! They add a refreshing aroma and a cool aftertaste. Skimp on them, and the drink lacks character; overdo it, and it's like chewing gum. No mint? Basil could be a fun, herbaceous swap.

Mary Mitkina

Garnish: Mint Sprig

Because drinks also eat with their eyes! A mint sprig makes it look as good as it tastes. No garnish = missed opportunity for that Instagram moment. Sorry, no substitutes here; a mint sprig is irreplaceable for the perfect look.

Emma Rose

Recipe. How to make Rome with a View Drink

  1. In a shaker, combine the Aperol, lime juice, simple syrup, and mint leaves.
  2. Muddle the mint leaves gently to release their flavor.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well.
  4. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
  5. Top with Prosecco and gently stir to combine.
  6. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Pro Tips

  • Aperol: It can be replaced with Campari for a more bitter taste.
  • Prosecco: If you don't have Prosecco, you can use any other sparkling wine.
  • Mint leaves: Make sure to muddle them gently to avoid bitterness.
  • Shaking: Shake the cocktail until the shaker becomes frosty. This ensures that the cocktail is well-chilled.

Perfect Pairings


  • Charcuterie Board: The savory flavors of cured meats will contrast nicely with the sweetness of the cocktail.
  • Bruschetta: The acidity of the tomatoes and the herbal notes will complement the Aperol and mint.

Main Courses

  • Grilled Seafood: Particularly good with shrimp or scallops, the lightness of the Prosecco and the citrusy lime juice provides a perfect balance.
  • Lemon Herb Chicken: The citrus in the cocktail will enhance the flavors of the chicken marinated in similar herbs.


  • Fruit Tarts: The sweetness of the fruit pairs wonderfully with the slight bitterness of the Aperol.
  • Sorbet: A lemon or lime sorbet would be particularly refreshing alongside this cocktail.

🍹 Discover the Top 50 All-Time Recipes! 🍹

Enter your email, and we'll send the exclusive list straight to your inbox.

We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously

What you could change in Rome with a View

  • Aperol: You can substitute it with Campari.
  • Prosecco: Any other sparkling wine can be used in place of Prosecco.
  • Fresh lime juice: You can use fresh lemon juice instead.
  • Simple syrup: You can use honey or agave syrup as a substitute.

Explore all drinks starting with R here

And of course - twists🍹

Blood Orange Rome with a View

  • Substitute Aperol with Campari
  • Add 1 oz blood orange juice
  • Garnish with a blood orange slice

The bitterness of Campari and the sweetness of blood orange will add depth and a vibrant hue. It's Rome with a view...of a sunset!

Sparkling Basil Rome

  • Replace mint leaves with fresh basil
  • Use sparkling water in place of Prosecco

This twist brings a garden-fresh feel with an herbaceous punch. It's less boozy, more afternoon delight!

Peachy Keen Rome

  • Muddle 2 slices of fresh peach with the mint
  • Garnish with a peach slice

The peaches contribute a summery, fruity note that'll have you feeling peachy all evening. It's a Rome with a view of the orchard!

In case you forgot basics how to make Rome with a View

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

Learn everything about simple syrup

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

Learn everything on how to shake

Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

Learn everything on how to strain

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

Learn everything on how to stir

The key to proper muddling is to crush the ingredients just enough to release their flavors and not overdo it. Over-muddling can result in a bitter taste, especially with herbs.

Learn everything on how to muddle

Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

Learn everything on garnishing

Find the cocktail you'd love!

If you want to drink something else - you can use our AI-augmented search to find the best cocktail for you!
Completely free!

Frequently Asked Questions on Rome with a View

What is the appropriate occasion to serve the Rome with a View cocktail?

Given its refreshing taste and elegant presentation, Rome with a View is a perfect cocktail for summer parties, brunches, and evening soirees. It's also a great aperitif to serve before a meal.

What kind of glass is suitable for serving the Rome with a View cocktail?

Rome with a View cocktail is typically served in a tall, stemmed glass like a wine glass or a champagne flute. However, any glass that can hold a large amount of ice can be used.

Is the Rome with a View cocktail suitable for people who prefer non-alcoholic drinks?

This cocktail contains alcoholic ingredients such as Aperol and Prosecco. Therefore, it is not suitable for those who prefer non-alcoholic drinks unless the alcoholic components are substituted with non-alcoholic alternatives.

How long does it take to prepare the Rome with a View cocktail?

The preparation time for Rome with a View cocktail is relatively quick, typically around 5 minutes, as it mainly involves combining the ingredients and shaking them.

More similar recipes to Rome with a View!

Explore new cocktails you'd love!

Please rate this recipe