Well, once again things have been quiet around here because I have been off traveling. I had planned to finish the Italy posts last week but, since I was on vacation, I didn’t open my laptop once. Exactly as vacation should be. This has been a crazy month full of fun but now I’m home and like it or not, things are getting back to normal. (No worries, I’m already planning our next trip.) I’ll finish up the Italy posts later this week but first I thought I would share one of many recipes inspired by the trip itself.

Prior to our trip, I had never heard of an Aperol spritz but apparently, they are the cocktail in Italy. After reading about them in various trip reviews and seeing them listed on the chalkboard at every bar and restaurant we walked past, we knew we had to try them out. In addition to the fact that they include prosecco, another excellent attribute is that they have a 3:2:1 ratio. Any cocktail that has a simple, easy to remember ratio, is key to have in your repertoire. This is bright, bubbly and refreshing, and I highly recommend it! We’ll be enjoying these often, especially for entertaining purposes. Once that bottle of prosecco is open the clock starts ticking so invite some friends over and let the fun begin!


  • 3 parts prosecco (½ cup)
  • 2 parts Aperol (1/3 cup)
  • 1 part soda water (1/4 cup)


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    Combine the prosecco, Aperol, and soda water. Stir gently. Pour over ice in serving glasses. Enjoy!

  • Hope you had a great time in Maine! I’ve been seeing these everywhere recently, I’m quite intruigued to sample some aperol now.

  • I love a good Aperol Spritz – just so refreshing on a hot summers day!

  • Sounds like the perfect Spritz. The drink was created in the area around Venice and then slowly spread all over the country. Can’t wait for your posts!

  • Sarah Newman

    Those straws though!! Gorgeous!

  • These were definitely one of the best parts of drinking in Italy! Didn’t realize the recipe was so easy to remember…going to have to impress my friends with my mixology prowess. :)

  • In keeping with the Italian theme, instead of soda water we use San Pellegrino. Gives it the additional bubbly but without the soda.