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Frozen Aperol Spritz

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This frozen Aperol spritz is perfectly balanced with 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 the herbaceous bitterness of the Aperol 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 is going to be everyone’s new favorite cocktail this summer!

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 exact 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 flavors blended together, consisting of citrus, slightly bitter, sweet, and herbaceous.

The Aperol spritz is a very popular cocktail in Europe (especially in Italy,) and in the past few years has become popular in the States as well!

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’re looking to lighten the load in the calorie department try replacing the orange juice with orange-flavored unsweetened seltzer water.

You can also try and 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 some bread and roasted garlic whipped feta, or some 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

Frozen Aperol Spritz

Yield: 4 cocktails
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This frozen Aperol spritz is perfectly balanced with Aperol, bubbly prosecco, zesty orange juice, and ice. 


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


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

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 258Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 29gProtein: 1g

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