Spritz Time

Spritz Time | by The Luxi Look

I’m not the biggest drinker, but I love me a good happy hour. Spritzes are my go-to happy hour beverage at the moment, and it looks like I’m not the only one. Spritzes are definitely the drink of the summer! Before we get into making a spritz, can we take a moment to talk about the European way of life? When we visited the Amalfi Coast last fall we got a real taste of la dolce vita, but recently in Barcelona we enjoyed the Spanish way of life as well! Read: 5 meals a day, siestas, happy hour always. We fell in love with spritzes in Italy last year and had our fair share when we were in Europe last month. Now that we’re back in LA, spritzes are still our summer happy hour drink of choice.  

Did you know the word “spritz” is actually a loose word for cocktails that follow a similar formula? Basically a spritz is 3 parts prosecco, 2 parts liquor, and 1 part soda water. Aperol spritzes just happen to be the most popular variation (it’s the drink of choice in Italy!) but there are countless spritz recipes, which I learned when my boyfriend bought this book. We’ve been slowly making our way through the recipes and each one is better than the last.

Here’s why the spritz is the drink of the summer.

+ They’re light and refreshing

+ They’re relatively low in calories and alcohol

They’re good for digestion. The liquor in spritzes are meant to “open your palette” and prepare you for your meal. (Technically, you’re only supposed to have one, but who’s counting?)

+ They make for good photos ; )

Try one for yourself! Start with this classic variation of a spritz. Recipe below:

Aperol Spritz Recipe

  • Aperol
  • Prosecco (use DRY prosecco!)
  • Soda water
  • Orange

Instructions: Pour together 3 parts prosecco, 2 parts aperol, and 1 part soda water into a glass. Add ice and stir gently. Garnish with an orange wedge. In true apertivo style, serve with light bites (olives + potato chips are common in Italy)

Enjoy!! xx

11 Discussion to this post

  1. Paula says:

    I didn’t know any of this things haha, thanks for sharing!

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  2. Briana says:

    So interesting! Thanks for the recipe!

    Briana
    http://beyoutifulbrunette.blogspot.com/

  3. So much needed this summer:) Thankyou for sharing

    xo, Dhwani

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  4. This sounds like my kind of drink! I am not a heavy drinker either and prefer sweet, fruity drinks over hard cocktails. I love Prosecco so this recipe speaks to me. I can’t wait to buy the ingredients and try this for myself! xoxo, Christine
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  5. Elizabeth says:

    Ohh thank you so much for this recipe! I’m a relatively light drinker too, so I always enjoy light drinks that aren’t too highly concentrated! <3 🙂

    XO, Elizabeth
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  6. emily says:

    Yummm! I love a good spritz.. so refreshing and definitely the perfect Summer drink! Now I just need Summer to hurry up and get here!
    x Emily
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  7. Jessi Malay says:

    Yess babe!! Love a good spritz especially for the summertime! They are always so light and refreshing! I’ll have to make a virgin version now since I’m preggo hahah

    XO, Jessi
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  8. Joy says:

    Love this tip, i love try different drinks, this is so cool.

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  9. Kris says:

    This seems so cool! I’ll definitely try it!

    Have a lovely day,
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

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