The Best (and Easy) Alternatives to Aperol Spritz

The Aperol Spritz is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about spritz beverages. And for good reason: it’s delicious. This Italian cocktail combines sparkling wine, Aperol or another type of liqueur, and soda water. You can try other options if you are tired of the Aperol Spitz.

How do you make an essential spray?

All spritz drinks have the same basic formula. You’ll need the following:

  • Sparkling wine
  • Aperol (or another bitter liqueur)
  • Soda water

Pour two ounces of sparkling wine into a glass for a perfect spritz. Add an ounce of Aperol or other bitter and top with soda water. Enjoy with an orange twist or olive.

Campari Spritz

The Campari Spritz tastes more complex and bitter than the Aperol Spritz. This cocktail is made from Campari, sparkling water, and soda. This is the perfect cocktail for those who don’t want anything too sweet. Campari has many spices and herbs, such as orange, rhubarb, and anise.

Americano Spritz

Try making an Americano Spritz for a classic take on the Aperol Spritz. This cocktail combines sweet vermouth with Campari and sparkling water. This cocktail is a little more boozy but equally delicious. The Americano cocktail has club soda, sweet vermouth, and orange.

Pamplemousse Spritz

Try a Pamplemousse Spitz if you want something different. This cocktail is made from grapefruit liqueur (Pampelle Grapefruit Aperitif would be an excellent choice to try), sparkling water, and soda. This cocktail is tart and perfect for summer.

Cynar Spritz (a.k.a. Calindri Spritz)

The Cynar Spritz is a great cocktail for those who love bittersweet drinks. This cocktail is made from Cynar, a woodsy bittersweet liqueur with notes of cinnamon, caramel, and toffee with a bitter herbal end. It’s also made with sparkling wine and soda water. This cocktail is perfect for those who want a spritz with a more bitter taste than Aperol but a little more sweetness than Campari. It’s often called a Cynar Spritz due to the liqueur it contains. Still, it is also known as a Calindri Spritz after a 1966 advertisement featuring actor Ernesto Calindri drinking the bitter aperitif to counter “the strain of everyday life.”

Strawberry Spritz

Strawberry Spritz is a delicious and fruity twist on classic Aperol Spritz. This cocktail uses strawberry liqueur, sparkling wine, and soda water. Bols is an inexpensive and reasonable option. You can use any fruity liqueur you like instead of strawberry.

Boulevardier Spritz

This spritz will appeal to bourbon fans. It is made from bourbon or other whiskey, Campari, and sweet vermouth. This spritz is more potent than others on this list and is a variation on the Negroni, a whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Campari cocktail.

Agrestis Paradiso Spritz

Try the St. Agrestis Spritz Paradiso if you want something unique. St. Agrestis Paradiso Spritz uses St. AGrestis Inferno bitter, Prosecco, and soda water. It is less painful and more complex than most spritz liqueurs. Agrestis Paradiso comes from Brooklyn.

Lillet Blanc Spritz

This is a wine lover’s spritz. This spritz is made with Lillet Blanc sparkling wine and soda water. Lillet Blanc, a French aperitif, is similar to semi-sweet vermouth, with floral, citrus, and herbal notes. It is slightly sweet and an excellent alternative to Aperol if you want something less bitter.

Italicus Spritz

This is a spritz for Gin lovers. It is made with Italicus Rosolio Di Bergamotto sparkling wine and soda water. Italicus, a citrusy-flavored liqueur, has only been available since 2016. You’ll be the first to introduce this spritzer alternative to your friends.

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