Italian Aperol Spritz Pitcher (Summer Batch Recipe)

My Aperol Spritz Pitcher is the perfect batch cocktail to enjoy this summer. Who wouldn’t love a pitcher of Aperol Spritz on a hot day to share with friends? This classic Aperol spritz will transport you to Northern Italy with dry prosecco, Aperol, soda water, and fresh orange slices. Pour yourself a glass of this delicious bright orange cocktail, grab some potato chips and small bites, and sit back and relax. Cin cin! 

A pitcher full of bright orange Aperol Spritz with two glasses filled witht he same orange cocktail.

Aperol Spritzes are probably my favorite summer drink. I love the bittersweet taste and bright orange color, and they’re the perfect drink to get me in a festive mood. What’s even better than an easy Aperol spritz recipe? A large-format recipe! Yep, this is a big batch of classic Italian Aperol Spritz! This recipe serves about six drinks and is the perfect thirst-quenching cocktail to add to any get-together this summer! 

The Aperol Spritz, a classic Italian cocktail originating from the Veneto region, embodies the vibrant spirit and laid-back elegance of its birthplace. With its refreshing blend of Aperol, prosecco, and soda water, it has become an iconic symbol of Italian hospitality enjoyed worldwide. I love Aperol Spritzes so much that we served them at our wedding as our specialty drink! This recipe would pair perfectly with a number of my Italian recipes like my Creamy Lobster Pasta, my Chicken Parmesan with Vodka Sauce, or my Sausage Crostini!

If you want more summery cocktails (and love a vibrant orange hue), check out my Aperol Margarita! I have plenty of other cocktail recipes, including a few more Spritz recipes – like my St-Germain Spritz!

Holding an aperol spritz pitcher.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Effortless entertaining – Hosting a gathering can be a breeze with this recipe. Instead of meticulously crafting individual cocktails, you can prepare a large batch ahead of time, allowing you to spend more time enjoying the company of your guests.
  • Refreshing and vibrant flavor – The Aperol Spritz is renowned for its refreshing taste and vibrant orange hue. With a perfect balance of bitter and sweet notes, this cocktail is sure to impress! 
  • Customizable to taste – One of the beauties of this recipe is its adaptability. Whether you prefer your Aperol Spritz a little sweeter, more citrusy, or with a stronger kick, you can easily adjust the ingredients to suit your personal taste preferences, ensuring that each sip is tailored to perfection.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Aperol Spritz Pitcher

  • Aperol – Aperol, a staple of Italian aperitivo culture, brings a unique blend of bitter orange and botanicals to the Aperol Spritz. Aperol spritz cocktails are perfect for gatherings and casual get-togethers alike.
  • Prosecco – Originating from northeastern Italy, Prosecco adds a touch of elegance with its fruity notes and effervescence. 
  • Soda Water – Providing a crisp fizz, soda water balances the flavors of Aperol and Prosecco, creating a light and refreshing cocktail that’s perfect for sipping on a warm day.

Is Aperol Gluten Free?

Yes, Aperol is generally considered gluten-free. Aperol is made primarily from alcohol, sugar, and a blend of herbs and botanicals, which typically do not contain gluten. However, it’s always a good idea to double-check the ingredients and manufacturing process to ensure that there are no traces of gluten, especially if you have a gluten sensitivity or allergy.

How to Make an Aperol Spritz Pitcher

Step 1: Fill a large pitcher halfway with ice cubes. Slice an orange into thin rounds and add them to the pitcher as a garnish.

A pitcher of aperol spritz being made.

Step 2: Pour 2 cups of Aperol into the pitcher.

Prosecco being poured into a pitcher with ice and aperol in it.

Step 3: Add 3 cups of Prosecco to the pitcher.

Topping off a batch of aperol spritz in a pitcher with soda water.

Step 4: Carefully pour 1 cup of soda water into the pitcher. Use a long spoon or stirring rod to mix the ingredients gently. Serve the Aperol Spritz from the pitcher into glasses filled with ice cubes, ensuring each glass receives some orange slices.

A pitcher of aperol spritz with two glasses of the same drink.

Tips and Notes

  • Serve immediately – Aperol Spritz is best served fresh to enjoy its bubbly effervescence and vibrant flavors. Avoid letting the batch sit for too long before serving to prevent it from going flat.
  • Garnish just before serving – Add the orange slices to the pitcher just before serving to preserve their freshness and aroma. This ensures that each glass of Aperol Spritz is beautifully garnished and bursting with citrus flavor.

Recipe FAQs

Aperol Spritz originated in the Veneto region of Italy, particularly in the city of Venice. It has been enjoyed as a popular Italian aperitif since the early 1900s and has since gained worldwide popularity.

Aperol has a distinct flavor profile characterized by bitter orange, herbs, and botanicals. It offers a balanced combination of bitterness and sweetness with a hint of citrus.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve with appetizers: – Aperol Spritz pairs well with a variety of appetizers and snacks. Offer a selection of Italian antipasti such as olives, cured meats, cheeses, and bruschetta to complement the flavors of the cocktail.
  • Summer picnics – Pack a cooler with a pitcher of pre-made Aperol Spritz, glasses, and plenty of ice for a refreshing drink to enjoy during summer picnics in the park or at the beach.
  • Brunch beverages – Aperol Spritz is a popular choice for brunch gatherings. Serve it alongside classic brunch dishes such as quiche, frittata, smoked salmon, and fresh fruit salad for a delightful brunch experience.

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Two glasses and a pitcher of aperol spritz.

Italian Aperol Spritz Pitcher (Summer Batch Recipe)

Allie Hagerty
Celebrate summer with the perfect Aperol Spritz pitcher! Crafted with a 3-2-1 ratio of Prosecco, Aperol, and soda water, this refreshing Italian cocktail is sure to impress. Get ready to sip and savor the vibrant flavors of summer with every pour.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 243 kcal

Equipment

  • Large pitcher
  • Long spoon or stirring rod
  • Knife
  • Glasses for serving

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups Prosecco
  • 2 cups Aperol
  • 1 cup soda water
  • Orange slices for garnish
  • Ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Fill a large pitcher halfway with ice cubes.
  • Slice an orange into thin rounds and add them to the pitcher as a garnish.
  • Pour 2 cups of Aperol into the pitcher.
  • Add 3 cups of Prosecco to the pitcher.
  • Carefully pour 1 cup of soda water into the pitcher.
  • Use a long spoon or stirring rod to gently mix the ingredients.
  • Serve the Aperol Spritz from the pitcher into glasses filled with ice cubes, ensuring each glass receives some orange slices.
  • Enjoy your delicious Aperol Spritz. Cin cin!

Notes

Serve immediately – Aperol Spritz is best served fresh to enjoy its bubbly effervescence and vibrant flavors. Avoid letting the batch sit for too long before serving to prevent it from going flat.

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.1gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 105mgSugar: 1gCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This batch Aperol Spritz recipe is so easy to make! I got to test this recipe out a bit early (Thanks, Allie!) and it was a huge hit with my friends!

  2. Having drunk many Aperol spritzs I can assure you that this is the best Summer drink possible. Siamo bevando uno adesso.

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