Please don’t yell at me for making a winter Aperol spritz!
I’ve changed the game a little and while a winter Aperol spritz is not exactly the original classic… I think you can get into it. Trust me.
This drink is PERFECT for your holiday festivities. It’s festive. And it’s light. It’s refreshing!
It’s easy to make one or five.
I actually have an aperol spritz punch in my holiday entertaining guide, so you should run and grab that too!
A few months ago, Lacy made us Aperol spritzs on a Saturday night and they were SO good.
Wait. Is it spritz’s? Spritzs? Spritzes? SPRITZ-ZES?
You know. She made them for us here and they were incredible. We’ve been obsessed ever since!
I know that they tend to be a summer drink but I love how refreshing they are after a long week. Yes, they might be even better in the sunshine, but for now I’m going to hole up next to my sparkling Christmas tree and drink a winter Aperol spritz.
Okay! So let’s talk about how I added a little winter love to this baby – because it only comes down to one thing. Cranberry!
The cranberry juice complements the Aperol (which is a little citrusy) – and the orange peel and the Prosecco so perfectly. It almost makes you think that it could permanently be a part of the drink! It just goes with it. Fits in smoothly. As a result, you basically feel like you’re drinking in the holidays.
An orange twist and a rosemary sprig finish it off. It’s so freaking simple but this just tastes amazing. I’m so glad I bit the bullet and got a bottle of Aperol – it’s now a permanent staple.
And isn’t it the prettiest drink ever?!
How to make a Winter Aperol Spritz
Winter Aperol Spritz
Yield: makes 1 drink, is easily multiplied
Total Time: 10 minutes
This winter aperol spritz cocktail is a seasonal spin on the classic aperol spritz! Festive cranberry and classic orange come together with prosecco and club soda to create a super light and refreshing cocktail for the holidays!
- 3 ounces Aperol
- 3 ounces Prosecco
- 1 ounce cranberry juice
- 1 orange wedge
- 1 orange zest twist
- 1 sprig of rosemary
Combine the aperol, prosecco and cranberry in a glass with ice. Add in an orange wedge and a twist. Pop in a sprig of rosemary for festiveness. It’s so pretty and easy!
Did you make this recipe?
I appreciate you so much!
Totally making a random one this Wednesday night too.