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Frozen Aperol Spritz

This frozen Aperol spritz perfectly balances Aperol, bubbly prosecco, zesty orange juice, and ice. It’s perfect for hot summer days by the pool!

Frozen Aperol Spritz in a cocktail glass garnished with orange and rosemary.

Are you looking to bring a little piece of Italy to your next dinner party?

This frozen Aperol spritz takes a traditional cocktail with Aperol and bubbly prosecco, gives it a twist with the addition of citrusy orange juice, and blends it up with ice for the perfect adult cocktail slushie!

The beautiful sunset orange color and the balance of Aperol’s herbaceous bitterness, mixed with the sweetness of the orange juice and the fizzy fun of the Prosecco, make this cocktail a must-have on hot summer nights!

Trust me, this frozen Aperol spritz will be everyone’s new favorite cocktail this summer!

Want more frozen cocktails? Try my Frozen Mint Julep, Watermelon Frose, or Frozen Mint Lemonade – Limonana.

If you’re craving more oranges in your life, try this blood orange martini recipe!

Aperol, champagne, and fresh fruit slices on a table.

Ingredients for frozen Aperol spritz

  • Aperol – This is the star of this cocktail, and cannot be substituted. You can find Aperol at any store that sells spirits.
  • Prosecco – Prosecco will add a bright bubbliness to our cocktail.
  • Orange juice – Be sure to get the highest quality orange juice you can, because this cocktail only has a few ingredients, everyone counts!
  • Ice – Ice will help turn our cocktail into a slushy consistency. 
Prosecco being poured into a blender.
A blender filled with alcohol and ice.

What is Aperol?

Aperol is a bright orange Italian aperitivo (which means it is consumed before a meal to help stimulate your appetite). 

The recipe for Aperol is highly guarded, but some known ingredients are a mix of gentian, rhubarb, and cinchona, among others. 

Aperol is a medley of blended flavors consisting of citrus, slightly bitter, sweet, and herbaceous.

The Aperol spritz is a trendy cocktail in Europe (especially in Italy) and has also become popular in the States in the past few years!

It can be found to be purchased in most liquor stores.

Frozen Aperol Spritz in a blender.

What’s the difference between champagne and prosecco?

Champagne and prosecco are both bubbly alcoholic beverages, but they have very slight and specific differences.

Aside from the types of grapes, they’re made from; Champagne can only be called such if it comes from the Champagne region of France, whereas Prosecco comes from Italy.

Champagne also has smaller, finer bubbles, whereas prosecco bubbles are a little larger.

You could also replace both with soda water!

How to make this cocktail less calories

If you want to cut calories, try replacing the orange juice with orange-flavored unsweetened seltzer water.

You can also try to find a lower-calorie Prosecco.

Frozen Aperol Spritz in a short cocktail glass.

What to serve with a frozen Aperol spritz?

Because it is an aperitivo, it is usually consumed before the meal has begun and is perfect for serving with some appetizers. 

So, serving your guests this frozen aperol spritz would go great with bread and roasted garlic whipped feta, caprese bruschetta, or even a classic French onion dip!

Storage and leftovers

These frozen Aperol spritzes are best consumed right after they’re made, so, unfortunately, there are no leftovers here!

Frozen Aperol Spritz sitting on a table with sliced fresh citrus.

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Frozen Aperol Spritz

Author: Brandy O’Neill – Nutmeg Nanny
This frozen Aperol spritz is perfectly balanced with Aperol, bubbly prosecco, zesty orange juice, and ice. 
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 cocktails

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces chilled prosecco
  • 8 ounces Aperol
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • 3 cups ice
  • Orange or blood orange slices for garnish

Instructions

  • In a high-powered blender add prosecco, Aperol, orange juice, and top with ice.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve in a cocktail glass with orange slices as garnish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Keyword aperol spritz, boozy cocktails, frozen aperol spritz cocktail, frozen cocktails, italian cocktails, slushy cocktails
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