Spritz Veneziano Cocktail Recipe

Spritz Veneziano 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.

August 9, 2023


Spritz Veneziano, also known as Aperol Spritz, has its roots in the Veneto region of Italy. It became popular in the 1950s when the Aperol brand started promoting it as a refreshing aperitif. The cocktail is a combination of Italian Aperol, Prosecco, and soda water, making it a perfect drink for warm summer evenings.

  • Originated in the Veneto region of Italy
  • Gained popularity in the 1950s
  • Perfect as a refreshing aperitif

How Spritz Veneziano Tastes?

Spritz Veneziano has a unique bittersweet taste, with a hint of citrus and herbal notes. It is light, refreshing, and effervescent.

Interesting facts about Spritz Veneziano

  • The cocktail is traditionally served in a wine glass
  • It is often garnished with an orange slice
  • The name 'Spritz' comes from the German word 'spritzen', meaning to spray or splash


  • Aperol: 60ml
  • Prosecco: 90ml
  • Soda water: 30ml
  • Ice: As needed
  • Orange slice: 1

Recipe. How to make Spritz Veneziano Drink

  1. Fill a wine glass with ice
  2. Add 60ml of Aperol
  3. Add 90ml of Prosecco
  4. Top with 30ml of soda water
  5. Gently stir to combine
  6. Garnish with an orange slice

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh ice: The ice should be fresh to ensure the drink stays cold without diluting it too much.
  • Use a high-quality Prosecco: The quality of the Prosecco can greatly affect the taste of the cocktail.
  • Don't over-stir: Stir gently to combine the ingredients without losing the effervescence.

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What you could change in Spritz Veneziano

  • Aperol: Can be substituted with Campari for a more bitter taste.
  • Prosecco: Can be replaced with any other sparkling wine.
  • Soda water: Can be replaced with tonic water for a different twist.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Spritz Veneziano

What is the best time to enjoy a Spritz Veneziano?

Spritz Veneziano is a perfect drink for warm summer evenings, but it can be enjoyed any time of the day.

Can non-alcoholics drink Spritz Veneziano?

No, Spritz Veneziano is an alcoholic cocktail. It contains Aperol and Prosecco, both of which contain alcohol.

Can I make a Spritz Veneziano without Aperol?

You can make variations of the cocktail, but a classic Spritz Veneziano requires Aperol. However, Aperol can be replaced with Campari as mentioned in the cocktail recipe.

What does 'Aperol' mean in Spritz Veneziano?

Aperol is an Italian aperitif, which forms the primary ingredient of Spritz Veneziano. It has a unique taste with hints of orange, rhubarb and many other herbs and roots.

Does the Spritz Veneziano cocktail contain any sugar?

Yes, both Aperol and Prosecco contain sugars. However, it's not a sweet cocktail due to the balance of flavors.

How can I enhance the taste of my Spritz Veneziano?

The taste of your Spritz Veneziano can be enhanced by using a high-quality Prosecco. You may also experiment with the ratio of ingredients to suit your liking.

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Extra information to help you make Spritz Veneziano

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.

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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).

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