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5 from 12 votes

The Best Fresh Grapefruit Aperol Spritz

An Aperol Spritz is probably the easiest champagne cocktail recipe out there. Sweet, but not too sweet, and carrying a citrusy zing, this drink is refreshing, and whets the appetite! It’s the perfect start to a meal any time of the year!
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: brunch, Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 1


  • 4 ounces Prosecco or Champagne
  • 3 ounces Aperol
  • 2 ounces fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice
  • 1 ounce soda water
  • 1/2 teaspoon simple syrup
  • ice
  • grapefruit slices for garnish


  • Fill a large wine glass with ice.
  • Layer in the champagne, Aperol, and grapefruit juice.
  • Add the simple syrup and soda. Mix gently.
  • Garnish with grapefruit slices, edible flowers, or citrus twists.