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three people clinking glasses of aperol spritz together

Aperol Spritz Bar

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 8 drinks 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stirring
  • Cuisine: Italian


Everyone loves an Aperol spritz, but this Aperol Spritz Bar is the perfect way to appease all of your guests and let them have a hand in creating their perfect cocktail! Make a beautiful presentation of the ingredients, set out a recipe card, and let your guests go to town by mixing their preferred proportions and garnishes. This is the perfect way to serve drinks at a summer party!



1-2 bottles of aperol

4-6 bottles of prosecco

1-2 bottles pellegrino or soda water

1 bowl of orange slices

1 bowl of berries

1 bowl of green olives

1 bowl cucumber ribbons

1 bowl herbs


Ice bucket full of ice

Ice tub full of ice – for bottles

8 large wine glasses

Cocktail pics



  1. Add bottles of prosecco, pellegrino and aperol to a large ice tub. Fill 3-4 of the way with ice. 
  2. While bottles are chilling, prepare garnishes. Add orange slices, berries, green olives, cucumber ribbons and herbs to their own bowls. Add small tongs or spoons to each bowl. 
  3. Place 8 large wine glasses and the bowls or garnishes next to the beverage tub. 
  4. Add a large ice bucket filled with ice and a scooper for drinks. Serve with a small cup of cocktail pics for garnishes and a jigger to pour aperol into the glasses. 
  5. If desired make a small framed card with the ingredients listed to make 1 standard aperol spritz for your guests to follow:
    1. 1-2 oz aperol
    2. Fill glass with ice
    3. Fill ¾ of the way with prosecco
    4. Top with Pellegrino
    5. Garnish as you like! 


If you don’t love Aperol Spritz, set up a different kind of cocktail bar! You could do a crush bar, martini bar, or put together a bar for everyone to make their own Corona sunrise!

Keywords: aperol spritz bar, diy backyard bar, spritz bar