Spritz Limoncello

A cocktail from unmistakable color and known throughout the world as symbol of the aperitif: it is spritzer. Loved by many because it is light, with a low alcohol content and a customizable taste depending on the bitterness you choose. Here she is recipe, very easy, to prepare the Spritz at home, with the tips of a professional bartender.


  • 3 parts of Prosecco
  • 2 parts of Aperol
  • 1 splash of Seltz or Soda or sparkling mineral water
  • slice of orange

We asked a professional bartender to prepare it with us Spritz recipe, or better thanAperol Spritz, codified since 2011 as Italian Spritz or Venetian Spritz.

The Aperol Spritz is in fact the famous version of the Spritz that it has controversial origins.

Here’s what you need to know about this aperitif cocktail famous all over the world: the glass to use, the ingrediants, some shrewdness and curiosity.

Follow the step by step recipe to prepare Aperol Spritz at home: they are enough for you 5 minutes. The ingrediants I’m really easy to find: 3 parts of Prosecco, 2 of liqueur and a little soda. A Advice: immediately pour the ice into the glass, in this way the Prosecco will keep its sparkling part better.

Some curiosities about history of the Spritz: it is said that it was created by Austrian soldiers stationed in Triveneto in the nineteenth century, during the occupation in the years preceding the unification of Italy; in fact, the Austrian troops were not used to the alcohol content of Venetian wines, which the natives, on the other hand, tolerated well due to tradition and cultural habits. Not surprisingly, the name spritzer refers to the German verb spritzen, equivalent of “to spray”, which indicates the action of elongating the wine with sparkling water using the old soda gun.

There original Spritz recipe, dating to the 20s-30s and contention between Padua, Venice and Treviso (land of Prosecco) therefore provides for an equal amount of soda and white wine, not to be confused with the much more famous variant with Aperol, which we show you.

L’Aperol Spritz spread in the 40s-50s, first in Venice and then in Padua: the Spritz, prepared with sparkling white Veneto wine and sparkling water, begins to be stained with a dose of liqueur with a typical orange color. Aperol, an alcoholic bitter aperitif, a Campari brand since 2003, was born in Bassano del Grappa in 1919 (later presented at the Padua Fair) by the Barbieri brothers.

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How to prepare: Spritz

Easy execution Preparation time 5 min Servings 1

How to prepare: Spritz

Spritz preparation - Phase 1

Spritz preparation - Phase 1

Preparing an excellent Aperol Spritz is quick and easy. First, fill the glass with ice and pour the prosecco. Keep the neck of the bottle close to the glass and pour slowly, so as not to create too much foam.

Spritz preparation - Phase 2

Spritz preparation - Phase 2

Add Aperol and a splash of soda with a siphon. You can replace soda with sparkling mineral water.

Spritz preparation - Phase 3

Spritz preparation - Phase 3

With a spoon, make a movement from the bottom upwards, as if you were bringing the ice up, but do not mix or you risk degassing the cocktail. Complete with a slice of orange.

Spritz preparation - Phase 4

Your Aperol Spritz is ready to be served for the home made aperitif.