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Refreshing Spiced Orange and Cranberry Spritz

ChelseaPeachtree
Spiced Orange and Cranberry Spritz is a refreshing, yet cozy, festive drink that is perfect for the cooler weather and holidays. Made with Prosecco, Aperol and a spiced orange cranberry simple syrup, this is the perfect cranberry Aperol spritz. Enjoy this easy to make winter Aperol spritz that takes less than 10 minutes to make (and only 5 if you prepare the simple syrup beforehand).
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 1205 kcal

Ingredients
  

Spiced Orange and Cranberry Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Zest from 1 orange
  • 6 cloves

Spiced Orange Cranberry Spritz

  • 3 oz Aperol
  • 3 oz Prosecco
  • 1 oz Spiced Orange and Cranberry Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz seltzer

Instructions
 

Spiced Orange and Cranberry Simple Syrup

  • Add all ingredients into a small sauce pan over medium.
  • Stir often. Once the sugar has dissolved and it begins to simmer (approx. 5 minutes) remove from heat.
  • Pour mixture in a strainer with a bowl underneath to catch the syrup.

Spiced Orange Cranberry Spritz

  • Pour Aperol in a glass, then Prosecco, then simple syrup then your club soda.
  • Gently stir.
  • Add in ice so cup is full to the rim.
  • Option to add in sliced cranberries, orange slices, cinnamon sticks or rosemary as a garnish!

Notes

Prosecco – As aforementioned, I used 90 Cellars brand. You can use any brand you would like. You also can substitute for champagne.
Aperol – Aperol is the star of the show. If you cannot find Aperol, you may use Campari, which is extremely similiar.
Seltzer – Cranberry or Plain seltzer would be best for this recipe. You may use club soda as well.
Orange Zest – There is zest for one orange in this recipe. You may substitute this from another citrus, such as lemon.
Sugar – I used sugar in the raw. You may use regular white sugar or coconut sugar at a 1-1 ratio.
Cinnamon – Not a cinnamon fan, no problem! You may use omit them. If you do not have cinnamon sticks, you may use 1 tsp of powder in place.
Cloves – If you do not like cloves or cannot find them, add in 2 extra cinnamon sticks.
Optional Garnishes and add ins- In my glass, I added in fresh cranberries cut in half, as well as cinnamon sticks, orange zest and an orange slice. You may also add in rosemary.

Nutrition

Calories: 1205kcalCarbohydrates: 262gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 46mgPotassium: 195mgFiber: 7gSugar: 225gVitamin A: 72IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Cocktail
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