Your New Summer Cocktail Is This Frozen Aperol Spritz

In recent summers, two cocktails have planted themselves steadfastly in the spotlight: the orange-hued Aperol Spritz and the millennial pink Frosé. From rooftop bars to Sunday brunches, you’ve likely ordered these summery libations over and over again. We don’t blame you! At Plated, we’ve been dreaming of summer, and were inspired to make a frozen version of this Instagram-ready cocktail. Say hello to your new favorite drink: the Frozen Aperol Spritz. Cool, bright, and lightly boozy, you’ll want to blend up this dreamy cocktail every single weekend. Cheers!

3 ounces Prosecco
1 ounces Aperol
1 cup granulated sugar
2 lemons
2 oranges
8–10 ounces ice

Serves: 1


1. Prepare ingredients
Halve lemons and oranges; cut .5 orange into slices for serving. In a large bowl, stir together Prosecco, Aperol, juice of 2 lemons, and juice of remaining oranges to combine.

2. Make simple syrup
In a small pot, combine 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 cup water and place over low heat. Bring to a simmer and cook until syrup is translucent, 3–4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

3. Finish Aperol Spritz
Once simple syrup has cooled, in a blender or food processor, combine Prosecco-Aperol mixture, 1 ounce simple syrup (or use less, if desired), and ice. Save remaining simple syrup for your next happy hour. Pulse until ice is slushy and mixture is fully combined. Pour into glasses. Garnish with orange slices. Enjoy!

Did you know Plated also offers dessert? Try it today!

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