Summer  Rosé Aperol Spritz (Rose Cocktail Recipe)

Quench your thirst on hot summer days with my Rose Aperol Spritz—a simple yet delightful cocktail featuring floral notes and a splash of soda water, perfect for cooling off under the sun. When I think of summer sips, I think of Aperol Spritz and my favorite Rosé wine.. this spritz is the best of both worlds!

A summery aperol spritz with sparkling rosé wine with a bottle of aperol in the background.

Think of a traditional Aperol spritz, but instead of plain prosecco, we use sparkling rosé! The result, a Rosé-Aperol Spritz, is a refreshing cocktail perfect for date night or a hot summer day! This recipe comes together quickly and the best part is that you don’t need a cocktail shaker. I hope you enjoy this rosé cocktail all summer long!

I love a classic Aperol Spritz, and I even love Aperol Margaritas.. but this drink really takes the cake! Sparkling rosé or rosé prosecco really balances the bitterness of the Aperol in this summer cocktail. It’s a nice, light, fruity take on the classic Italian Aperol spritz that I know you will love. This spritz would be perfect to sip on hot days during the summer months and is an ideal choice for happy hour with some small bites! 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • A fun twist on a classic cocktail – I’m excited to share my fun spin on the classic Aperol Spritz with you. By adding the delicate essence of rose, I’ve given this beloved favorite a new level of flavor and sophistication that I know you’ll enjoy.
  • Easy to make – One of the best things about my Rose Aperol Spritz recipe is how easy it is to whip up at home. With just a few simple ingredients and a straightforward mixing process, you’ll enjoy this delightful cocktail in no time, whether you’re a seasoned mixologist or new to cocktail-making.
  • Simple ingredients – I love that my rosé spritz celebrates the beauty of simplicity. With accessible ingredients like Aperol, Rose Prosecco, soda water, you won’t need to hunt down any fancy or hard-to-find components. It’s the perfect hassle-free option for enjoying a refreshing cocktail whenever the mood strikes.

Ingredients

Ingredients for an aperol spritz with sparkling rosé.

  • Rose Prosecco or Sparkling Rosé – The Rosé Prosecco or Sparkling rosé adds a delicate floral aroma and a hint of sweetness to the cocktail. Opt for a dry or extra dry rose Prosecco or sparkling rosé to balance the sweetness of the Aperol and soda water.
  • Aperol – Italian Aperol brings a unique blend of bitter orange, herbal, and botanical flavors to the cocktail, adding depth and complexity. Use Aperol sparingly; its bold flavor can easily overpower the other ingredients. Start with the recommended amount and adjust to taste.
  • Soda water – Plain soda water provides effervescence and a refreshing fizz to the cocktail, lightening the overall texture and enhancing drinkability. Use chilled soda water to maintain the cocktail’s temperature and carbonation. Adding ice cubes to the pitcher can also help keep the drink cool without diluting it too much.

How to Make This Summer Cocktail

Step 1: Fill a wine glass with ice cubes.

Step 2: Pour 2 ounces of Aperol over the ice.

Step 3: Add 3 ounces of Rose Prosecco or Sparkling Rosé.

Step 4: Top with 1 ounce of soda water. Stir gently to combine the ingredients. Garnish with an orange slice. Serve immediately and enjoy your refreshing Spritz! Cheers!

Tips and Notes

  • Chill ingredients – Make sure all the ingredients are well chilled before preparing the cocktail. This helps maintain the refreshing temperature of the drink and prevents it from becoming diluted too quickly.
  • Serve immediately – This rosé spritz is best enjoyed fresh, so serve the cocktail as soon as it’s prepared to enjoy its flavors and effervescence fully. Avoid letting it sit for too long before serving to prevent the soda water from going flat.
A hand holding an aperol spritz in a stemless wine glass.

Recipe FAQs

Yes, you can prepare a large batch of Rose Aperol Spritz ahead of time and keep it chilled in a pitcher until ready to serve. Just wait to add the ice and garnishes until right before serving to maintain freshness.

Rose Prosecco is a sparkling wine made in Italy’s Veneto region using the Prosecco grape, while Sparkling Rosé can be made using a variety of grapes and methods from different regions. Both add a delightful effervescence and fruity flavor to this Spritz recipe.

Serving Suggestions

  • Pair with light appetizers – Serve your spritz alongside a selection of light and refreshing summer appetizers. Think bruschetta topped with fresh tomatoes and basil, chilled shrimp cocktail, or a platter of Mediterranean-inspired dips like hummus, tzatziki, and olive tapenade.
  • Summer cheese board – Put together a summer-inspired cheese board featuring a variety of cheeses, such as creamy brie, tangy goat cheese, and aged cheddar. Add some sliced baguette, crackers, and a selection of nuts and dried fruits for a well-rounded spread that pairs beautifully with the Rose Aperol Spritz.
  • BBQ cookouts – Fire up the grill and host a BBQ cookout with your favorite grilled meats, seafood, and vegetables. Pair your Spritz with grilled shrimp skewers, chicken kebabs, or veggie burgers for a delicious and satisfying summer meal.

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An aperol spritz with rose wine in a stemless wine glass.

Summer Rosé Aperol Spritz (Rose Cocktail Recipe)

Allie Hagerty
This refreshing and elegant Rose Aperol Spritz is the perfect addition to any summer gathering. Made with a delightful blend of Rose Prosecco, Aperol, and soda water, this cocktail is perfect for warm weather celebrations. Follow this easy recipe and impress your guests with this delicious and Instagram-worthy drink!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 drink
Calories 173 kcal

Equipment

  • Wine glass

Ingredients
  

  • 3 oz Rose Prosecco or Sparkling Rosé
  • 2 oz Aperol
  • 1 oz soda water
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange slice for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Fill a wine glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour 2 ounces of Aperol over the ice.
  • Add 3 ounces of Rose Prosecco or Sparkling Rosé.
  • Top with 1 ounce of soda water.
  • Stir gently to combine the ingredients.
  • Garnish with an orange slice.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy your refreshing Rose Aperol Spritz! Cheers!

Notes

  • Chill ingredients – Make sure all the ingredients are well chilled before preparing the cocktail. This helps maintain the refreshing temperature of the drink and prevents it from becoming diluted too quickly.
  • Serve immediately – This rosé spritz is best enjoyed fresh, so serve the cocktail as soon as it’s prepared to enjoy its flavors and effervescence fully. Avoid letting it sit for too long before serving to prevent the soda water from going flat.

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.1gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 76mgSugar: 1gCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.4mg
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