Homemade Aperol Spritz
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1 hour, 10 minutes
1 hour, 35 minutes
1 Valencia, Hamlin or Seville oranges
1 ounce of vodka
14 ounces unsweetened orange juice
1 ounce of rhubarb
4 tsp sugar
15 ounces of dry sparkling wine
5 ounces club soda
Chop rhubarb into crescents
Peel one orange leaving on the white pith
Slice the second orange. Cut the slices in half to form crescents.
Add peel and pith of one orange, chopped rhubarb, orange juice and sugar to a pot.
Heat on the lowest setting on your stove.
When the mixture is warm, add the vodka and simmer for an additional 20 minutes.
Stir to make sure that sugar is dissolved and to ensure that mixture doesn't get too hot. You don't want steam.
After 20 minutes, remove mixture from heat and strain.
Refrigerate until chilled.
Add ice to glass.
Add sparkling wine, club soda and 3 ounces of the orange rhubarb mix to the glass.
Garnish with an orange wedge and serve.
Amount Per Serving:
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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Aperol Spritzers are very popular right now. So, we came up with our own version. There aren’t as many flavors in ours as in the store bought version. But, we think it’s cleaner with more potent flavors.
Salty things are great choice to serve with this drink. Serve it with pickles, potato chips, olives and salty meats such as Prosciutto.
Because this is an Italian drink, Prosecco is generally used. But, there are other options.
Other sparkling wines to use:
Champagne Cremant de Loire Cava American Sparkling