Basil Aperol Spritz Basil Aperol Spritz

Basil Aperol Spritz | Food styling by David Grenier | Prop styling by Catherine Doherty Image by: Maya Visnyei

Aperol is an aperitif with a bitter flavour that's made from infusions of bitter and sweet oranges and herbs. We've added fresh basil to this traditional Venetian favourite for a punchier cocktail.

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Total time 5 minutes
  • Portion size 1 serving



Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add orange slices, basil and Aperol. Shake to muddle; strain into glass. Top with Prosecco and soda water to taste. Garnish with extra orange slice and basil, if desired.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: Fun idea: Print cocktail recipe cards so guests can make their own drinks. Or pick a friend to be the bartender!

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 15 g
  • Sodium 4 mg
  • Sugars 15 g
  • Protein 0 g
  • Calories 198
  • Total fat 0 g
  • Potassium 82 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 15 g


  • Iron 2
  • Folate 2
  • Calcium 1
  • Vitamin C 8
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Basil Aperol Spritz