Frozen Aperol Spritz

A frozen Aperol spritz is the perfect hot summer day drink. Filled with Aperol, prosecco, orange juice blended up into a frozen frothy cocktail. You’ll feel like your backyard is actually an Italian courtyard. 

I CANNOT believe that this weekend is technically the ‘last weekend of summer’. I know it’s so cliché to say but it seems like the whole season just went by so fast. I could blink and I’d be back in Pennsylvania at Storybook in June.

We’re headed to San Antonio for the long weekend. Jared’s older brother is getting married so we are headed in for all the festivities. It should be a fun way to kick off the holiday weekend. Jared is the best man and is pretty filled up with his title duties so I’ve booked myself a day at a spa and I’m THRILLED.

I don’t get days like this to myself often so I can’t wait to put on a fluffy robe and head into a massage. I’ve booked it at this resort in San Antonio. Afterward, I plan on sitting by the pool and ordering alllll the frozen cocktails. I have this weird love for ‘spa food’. It’s always so light and flavorful which is some of my favorite kind of food. Sort of like these and these.

While I’ll be sipping on frozen cocktails, I highly recommend you also get your frozen blend on as well! These frozen Aperol spritzes were high up on my summer cocktail list and I know you’re going to love them! All the flavor of a classic Aperol Spritz blended into a delicious cocktail.

Bowls of frozen aperol and frozen orange juice.

What is Aperol?!

Aperol is basically a bitter orange liquor that is from Italy. It has lots of floral notes, is a bit sweet and has an overall orange undertone. My favorite thing about Aperol is the rich color. No matter what cocktail you put with Aperol you will be left with an amazing color. The Aperol Spritz is an extremely common drink it Italy during ‘happy hour’. 
A frozen slushy cocktail topped with citrus slices.

A bowl or orange and grapefruit citrus wedges.

 

 

How to make a frozen Aperol Spritz: 

First Step: Get your Aperol and orange juice freezing either early in the morning or the night before. You’re probably wondering… does the Aperol freeze?! It won’t freeze completely but it will freeze enough to make your drink a bit more slushy and less watered down. 

Second step: Fill a large blender (I love using my Vitamix for this) with all of the ingredients and blend until smooth and frothy. 

Tip* If you’re making these for a party I love getting a batch together and then popping it in the freezer until people arrive!

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Frozen Aperol Spritz

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 drinks 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Blender

Description

A frozen aperol spritz is the perfect hot summer day drink. Filled with Aperol, prosecco, orange juice blended up into a frozen frothy cocktail. You’ll feel like your backyard is actually an Italian courtyard. 


Scale

Ingredients

12 Ounces of Aperol (frozen)
12 Ounces of Orange juice (frozen)
1 Bottle of prosecco or champagne
12 Handfuls of ice
Orange + Grapefruit slices for garnish


Instructions

In a blender, combine the aperol, orange juice, prosecco and ice. Blend just until smooth and no chunks of ice remain, usually less than 30 seconds.


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