This frozen Aperol spritz recipe is a frozen twist on a regular Aperol spritz. Made with just three simple ingredients (plus ice), have this cocktail ready in less than 5 minutes. It is perfect to enjoy on a hot summer day! No pre-freezing or extra ingredients necessary.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
Refreshing. Is there anything more refreshing than frozen drinks? This frozen version of the classic Aperol spritz may be one of my favorites! It is a refreshing cocktail that can be enjoyed anytime, but especially on a hot day!
Low alcohol content. With an alcohol percentage of just 11%, this frozen Aperol Spritz is a great choice if you want to enjoy your time, but not catch too much of a buzz!
A fan favorite. Aperol spritzes have become increasingly popular and go-to cocktails for so many. Why? Because they are absolutely delicious and the perfect drink. Make this for any party, and everyone will love it.
3 ingredients. This cocktail uses aperol, prosecco and club soda (plus ice). No simple syrup, frozen fruit or lemon juice necessary for this aperol spritz slushie!
INGREDIENT NOTES AND SUBSTITUTIONS
Aperol. Much like the classic cocktail, this fun twist is also made with Aperol. Aperol is an Italian bitter apéritif. You can find it at your local liquor store. If you cannot find Aperol, Campari is a good second choice.
Soda Water. A splash of plain soda water will balance the drink. You can also use plain seltzer or club soda. I do not recommend using tonic water.
Prosecco. Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine. It is the Italian version of the French champagne or Spanish cava. If you are in a pinch, champagne or cava will work just as well. Use your extra prosecco in my rose aperol spritz.
Optional - Frozen Fruit. Adding frozen fruit, such as frozen strawberries, frozen oranges or clementine slices, or frozen mangos will make this aperol slushie the ultimate summer drink. Add ½ cup of frozen fruit in place of a ½ cup of ice. If you are adding fruit, it will change the flavor from a traditional aperol spritz to slightly sweeter and fruiter.
Option to serve it with an orange slices or fresh mint!
STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS
Step 1. Add the ice, 1 ounce club soda, prosecco and 3 ounces aperol into a blender and blend for 30-60 seconds, or until it is completely smooth.
Step 2. Pour into a wine glass and enjoy!
ADJUSTING TEXTURE /SLUSHINESS
Each person will likely have their own desired slushiness of this drink. To achieve your desired slushiness, here are a few options:
- Ice Quantity. The amount of ice added will influencer the texture. For a thicker cocktail, add more, for a slushier cocktail, use less. Remember, if you are adding frozen fruit, you will use less ice.
- Blending Time. The les time you blend, the chunkier the texture will be. I prefer to blend for a longer time, so it is smoother. If you like a chunkier frozen drink, blend for half of the time or use the pulsing setting.
- Adjust the liquids. If you find the drink is too thick or too thin, adjust the amount of liquids. You can add more soda water or more prosecco.
- Serving Time. This perfect summer cocktail is best served right away. Over time, the drink may melt and be less slushy or watery, causing the flavor of the drink to change.
This frozen cocktail is best served right away. If you do need to store the frozen aperol spritz, add it into an ice cube tray and place it in the freezer. When ready to drink, place the frozen aperol spritz cubes into the blender and blend again.
To make a thinner frozen aperol spritz, use less ice and blend for more time. If you have already made the cocktail, adjust the texture and make it less thick by adding in extra liquids, such as 2 oz more of aperol and 2 oz more of prosecco then blending again.
Adjust the slushiness. This recipe will make the cocktail not too thin, but not to thick. If you prefer a thicker cocktail, add more ice cubes or frozen fruit.
Blend for at least 45 seconds. If you blend for too little of time, the frozen aperol spritz will be chunky.
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How To Make a Frozen Aperol Spritz Cocktail
- 6 oz prosecco
- 6 oz aperol
- Splash of club soda or plain seltzer
- 3 cups ice
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for at least 45 seconds. Pour into a wine glass and serve with mint or an orange slice.
- See notes below to adjust the texture and for additional flavors to add.