When we were in Italy this summer this was our new drink of choice, I love it as an aperitif as it’s so light and refreshing. We had friends over for dinner last week so we decided to try it at home, we couldn’t get any Aperol so we used Campari instead which was a perfect substitute. I don’t like Campari on it’s own but it really works in this cocktail but I do think you have to like bitter drinks so all you G&T lovers will probably love it. I haven’t seen it in Ireland before but I read recently that a new restaurant in Dublin called Juniors has it on it’s menu and are using Aperol so times are changing.

what you need:

  • 1 part Aperol or Campari
  • 2 parts Prosecco or sparkling wine, chilled
  • Sparkling mineral water or club soda
  • ice
  • Lemon or orange slice

Fill a glass dipped in sugar with one part Aperol or Campari, add 2 parts Prosecco and top with soda water. Add some ice and a slice of lemon or orange!

here’s one we had in Rome:


Ours turned out pretty well I think, pity we didn’t have the free nibbles though;)