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blended frozen cocktail with aperol in glasses with citrus slices and mint

Frozen Aperol Spritz Cocktail

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4-6 hours freezing
  • Total Time: 39 minute
  • Yield: 4 drinks 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

This Frozen Aperol Spritz Cocktail, with a vibrant sunset-orange hue, is filled with Aperol, orange juice, strawberries and Prosecco, then blended up into a frozen frothy cocktail. It’s a refreshing summer cocktail recipe that’s easy to prep ahead and will make you feel like your backyard is an Italian courtyard.


Ingredients

Scale

12 oz Aperol

12 oz orange juice

1 cup frozen strawberries, optional

1 bottle (750ml) prosecco, or champagne

12 handfuls ice

orange + grapefruit slices, for garnish


Instructions

  1. Freeze the Aperol and orange juice: Place in ice cube trays and freeze at least 4-6 hours ahead of time.
  2. Blend: In a blender, combine the frozen Aperol, orange juice, frozen strawberries, prosecco (or champagne) and ice. Blend just until smooth and no chunks of ice remain. Usually less than 30 seconds.
  3. Pour and enjoy: Pour into your favorite cocktail glasses and garnish with orange and grapefruit slices. Enjoy!

Notes

Prep Ahead: Freeze Aperol and orange juice for at least 4 hours and up to 2 days in a covered ice cube try.

Keywords: cocktail, summer, Italian